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Association approves long-term plan survey

THISWEEK WARM FUZZIES Kids Korps members get hands-on with the creatures of the Helen A3 Woodward center

By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — At its Jan. 20 meeting, the Association gave the Long Range Planning Committee permission to send out its survey, asking the membership their opinions on a variety of subjects, but not before tweaking some of the wording. Some of the questions on the survey ask if a particular procedure is “fair.” Director Jack Queen objected to the wording, saying he looked up the word in a dictionary and it said it had to do with honesty and impartiality, which is not appropriate for the survey. He said if a person had an issue with one of the community agencies, he was sure it had nothing to do with dishonesty. After some discussion, it was decided the word should be changed to “reasonable.” Queen and Director Dick Doughty agreed with the word change. “I think we are either fair


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FROM THE HEART Middle school students from the R. Roger Rowe School recently created the artwork for the Hearts for Healing auction, fundraiser and Children’s Art Show from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30, to benefit the Family Health Centers of San Diego and the Arts for Healing Program at the Heather Roddy Gallery in the Flower Hill Mall, 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. For details, call (858) 395-5605. Ava Domann, above, helped create the auction artwork. Courtesy photo

Exclusivity of golf club in discussion By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Should the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club offer nonresident, associate memberships to Covenant members who supported the club for years, but who have been forced by circumstance to sell their property and move away? That is the question debated at the Jan. 20 meeting of the Association. The audience was filled with people both for and against the proposal, and all were given a chance to voice their opinion, looking to the Association for a decision. In the end, the Association decided to leave the decision up to the homeowners. “We decided to notify the entire membership of the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant,

because it is a community asset and we wanted them to have the opportunity for input,“ Director Roxanna Foxx said. The controversy centers around a proposal by the Golf Club which would allow people who have moved away from Rancho Santa Fe to maintain a membership in the club as an associate member after they had lived in the Covenant for at least 10 years. These nonresident associate members would have the same privileges as regular members to use the golf club facilities, but would not be able to vote, hold office or use any other Rancho Santa Fe facility. Jim Boyce, membership chairman, told the Association

that each year club members are forced to cancel their memberships after selling their Covenant property. “Generally, they leave the Covenant because of physical, economic or personal reasons that require they move to another area,” Boyce said. “Many wish to continue their long association with the golf club they have enjoyed and supported for many years. With the establishment of the nonresident association, they would be able to do that. It is somewhat selfish, but we want to bring our friends back and maintain their status in membership in the club and the friendships.” He said the offering, TURN TO CLUB ON A12

or unfair,” Doughty said. Director Anne Feighner agreed.“What is fair to one person is not fair to another,” she said. Queen congratulated the committee for its months of hard work.“It was outstanding. Very well done,” he said. “It was a lot of hours,” said Rochelle Putnam, who was appointed chairman of the committee by the Association. Last summer, the Association approved the formation of an ad-hoc Long Range Planning Committee, to take the pulse of the community to determine how Rancho Santa Fe should look 10 or more years from now. Its first task would be to prepare and distribute a new community survey. “We got a great committee,” Putnam said. She said it was made up of two former board members and other long-time members TURN TO SURVEY ON A12

School board talks details of new fields By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Soccer fields and what they should be made of was on the minds of the Rancho Santa Fe school board at its Jan. 21 meeting. “The field is something we could do this summer,” Superintendent Lindy Delaney said. Tim Ireland, project manager, said decisions need to be made almost immediately if the board wishes to proceed. “Time is of the essence if you want to start the field this summer,” Ireland said. Debra Vaughn Cleff of Webb Cleff Architecture gave a presentation to the board first about the choices they had of the different types of soccer fields and then compared the use of artificial turf to natural grass. Some of the comparisons were about maintenance. For artificial turf, maintenance requires water usage for washing down and

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By Patty McCormac

LEAD STORY Do Ask, Must Tell (and Show): The Turkish military’s legendary homophobia (rare among NATO countries) comprises both zerotolerance for homosexuality by service personnel and the requirement of rigorous proof by anyone applying for exemption from service by claiming to be gay. (Homosexuality is the only disqualifier from compulsory service for able-bodied men.) In personal experiences recounted for Foreign Policy magazine in December, some gay men seeking exemptions were ordered to verify their claims by producing witnesses to their homosexual acts, or by photographing themselves fully engaged — and to be persuasive to authorities, the conscript had to be depicted in the “receiving” position in sexual intercourse.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit! • Daring New Products: (1) Introduced at a New York food fair in January (and planned for U.S. distribution later this year): Great Scot International’s potato-like chips in the “flavor” of Scotland’s “national delicacy” (yes — haggis chips!). (2) Burger King U.K.’s Christmas-season special this year (available briefly in December): a regular Whopper, garnished with a generous helping of brussels sprouts. • The notoriously isolated North Korean economy only permits new products to be sold as needs arise, and in December (according to a report by Agence France-Presse), the ministries began allowing Western-style “skinny jeans” (having relaxed the rule requiring female workers to wear skirts). Also recently for sale: human fertilizer (owing to the attrition of the animals that previously produced manure for family gardens). • The SEGA video company’s Japan division began test-marketing its new Toylets game in January, designed for men’s urinals. With sensors in the basin and a video screen at eye TURN TO ODD FILES ON A6

RANCHO SANTA FE — A contingent of Kids Korps volunteers converged on the Helen Woodward Animal Center on Jan. 23 to participate in a project of helping ready a puppy for adoption. Before that, they got a tour of the facility, met some animals and learned a few things about each one. “I like animals because they’re cute and really loving,“ said 11-year-old Lily Lucero while waiting for the tour to begin. ”Those are the same traits of nice people, although they do not have to necessarily be cute.” Anna Herrera, director of education at the center, started the tour off with an introduction to Harriett the cockatoo. The snowy-white bird is an award-winning therapy animal that visits hospitals to help cheer patients. The very affectionate Harriett, 25, cuddles close to a person’s face and neck and likes to comfort people with limited mobility or paralysis, Herrera said. Next was Andy the cocker spaniel. Herrera explained that dogs that are to be utilized as education animals must have special traits, like staying calm around large groups or loud noises. She gave a demonstration with Andy. “Everyone clap your hands and cheer,” she said. The kids complied and made quite a racket. Not only did Andy not become alarmed, it looked as though he was about to take bow. Snack the miniature horse was next on the agenda. Snack, 29, grew up in a home with children. When the children grew up and moved away, he was donated to the animal center, Herrera said. There he lives quite happily

audits on the rise By Shelli DeRobertis

FURRY FUN Callum Furman, Owen Baer and Lily Lucero pet Andy the cocker spaniel held by Anna Herrera, director of education at the center. Photo by Patty McCormac

getting lots of pets from visitors, like the Kids Korps members. All of the children said they really like helping others and they that they love animals. “I think animals should be treated just like people, with respect,” said Maddy Israel, 13, who volunteers with Kids Korps at the San Diego Food Bank, performing duties like sorting and stacking. Owen Baer, 10, a fouryear veteran of Kids Korps, said he volunteers at the Bread of Life in Oceanside where he helps serve meals to the homeless and then helps turn the dining room into a shelter at night. “I like helping homeless people feel better,” he said. For many of the children, PUPPY PREP Maddy Israel pets puppy Parsley while Anna Herrera TURN TO KIDS KORPS ON A13

explains the importance of socialization for puppies, which gives them a better chance for adoption. Photo by Patty McCormac

School construction winds way down By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The construction of the new R. Roger Rowe School is down to the nitty gritty. “We’ve got the punch list down to the smallest list and we are ticking away at it,”Tim Ireland, project manager, said. The major problem now is that all the outside metal steps were ordered galvanized, but did not arrive that way and nobody noticed until after they were installed. “After the rain we’ve had, and some scratches, we noticed rust,” Ireland said. He said the stairs are not a safety issue, but it is a monetary issue, because they would have to be replaced sooner than would have been necessary if they had come galvanized.

“It’s black and white,” Ireland said. “They (the subcontractor) blew it.” He said he has contacted a leading corrosion expert to help decide what course to take as far as how long the stairs will last. “We will back charge the contractor for that cause,” he said. In addition, and not related to the outside steps, a few concrete steps have been replaced, some leaks repaired and drainage issues fixed. “It will probably be six months before we have the final nut of what this project cost,” he said. Construction was on schedule and on budget, but the project is in the last of the nit-picking phase now, which involves finishing the punch list and negotiating with con-

tractors about change orders and charges. In other school board news, Superintendent Lindy Delaney said that California Gov. Jerry Brown is making some cuts and changes to the state’s budget because of the $25.4 billion dollar shortfall and she does not know yet how Rancho Santa Fe will be affected. “I don’t jump up and down until I see it in writing,” she said. Delaney said she had accepted a check in the amount of $9,300 from the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation to help in the completion of the school’s performing arts center. Board member Jim Depolo asked if that was $1.1 million in the door, to which Delaney said yes.

The school’s performing arts center opened without permanent seats and a curtain among other things, but the foundation has pledged to help make up the difference. The board also saw a presentation about a new student information system by Ben Holbert, director of technology, who said the new system would be more efficient, provide portals for parents and reduce and help consolidate the number of systems throughout the district. The board also approved the purchase of iMac computers for the physical science classes, funded by the Robert Jaffee Foundation, not to exceed $12,948. It also accepted the donation of a Leica DN500 Binocular Microscope valued at $1,500 from Dr. Alan Bank.

Attic fire damages home in Rancho Santa Fe RANCHO SANTA FE — Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District along with firefighters from Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Diego, Solana Beach and Vista, responded to a two-alarm structure fire in the 17000 block of Calle Corte in Rancho

Santa Fe on Jan. 23. The fire, which began around 8:45 p.m., sent smoke coming from the eaves and was determined to be centered in the attic. The blaze was extinguished in about 40 minutes and was completely under control in about two hours.

Eight fire engines, two ladder trucks, one medic unit, one rehabilitation unit and one battalion chief responded to the incident. No injuries were reported. The residents, who were home at the time of the incident, had been enjoying a fire

in the fireplace all day. They noticed smoke coming from the attic area near the fireplace and tried to extinguish the fire, but realized it was too large and called 911.The exact cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage is estimated to be around $450,000.

COAST CITIES — About 4,000 sex offenders are registered in San Diego County,and more than half of them received a knock on their doors last year by the San Diego Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement, or SAFE Task Force, which is more than double the number of offenders who were visited by authorities in 2009. The audit numbers were released earlier this month, and show that from Chula Vista to Oceanside almost 1,000 more sex offenders were personally contacted in 2010 than in 2009. SAFE provided manpower to nine local police departments, including Carlsbad and Oceanside, for audits performed in the region. Every city and sheriff’s department in the county has sex offenders assigned to them from the state, said David Collazo, multi-agency supervisor of SAFE. When sex offenders are released from prison, they must tell prison officials where they are going to reside, he said. “They’re required within five days to register with the police department or sheriff’s station when they get out of prison,” he said. The offender must also keep authorities informed of what vehicle they drive and where they work. “But what they give us isn’t always accurate,” Collazo said. That’s when the audit becomes an essential part of the monitoring process performed by SAFE, which includes the tracking of sex offenders from an array of agencies such as state parole, the county’s district attorney and parole, California Department of Justice and local law enforcement agencies. Aside from the SAFE Task Force, there is a lot of overlap from the different agencies that participate in monitoring sex offenders, said Lt. Kelly Cain of the Carlsbad Police Department. When a sweep takes place and registered offenders are contacted at their noted residence, members from agencies throughout the county participate, he said. Carlsbad participated in a sex offender sweep in 2010 before and after Chelsea King went missing, Cain said. Chelsea, 17, disappeared Feb. 25, 2010, while jogging at Rancho Bernardo Community Park. Chelsea’s body was found in a shallow grave near Lake Hodges shoreline on March 2, 2010. Her disappearance came one year after Amber Dubois,14,who was still missing after never showing up to Escondido High School one day. Amber’s body was also TURN TO AUDITS ON A15



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Recycling less a cure than a Band-Aid for consumption By Celia Kiewit

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Water district meeting challenges By Michael T. Hogan


Santa Fe Irrigation District is the local government agency that provides water service to Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch and the city of Solana Beach. On Nov. 18, the district approved water rates for 2011 after a year of careful consideration and a difficult decision making process. At the same time, a cap on potential rate increases in 2012-2013 was set that will be subject to review by the board of directors each year prior to implementation. While the decision to raise water rates is not popular, failure to do so could adversely impact everyone in the community. There are many complex issues confronting the district as we start this new year. The primary issue we face is water supply uncertainty due to drought impacts, federal court restrictions on the delivery of imported water, and the resulting allocation of Colorado River and Northern California Water to the San Diego region. Supply uncertainty, the need to invest in aging infrastructure to ensure reliability and economic conditions create an environment that is one of the most difficult periods of time for water utilities in the history of California. Water agencies face challenges dramatically different than five years

Despite water shortages and the economic downturn experienced nationwide, the district has remained strong.We have maintained our financial strength and are recognized nationally for our financial management, policies and reporting. While many cities and states have experienced traumatic financial deterioration, SFID has demonstrated the ability to succeed in the most difficult of times. In December 2008, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the SFID credit rating to “AAA,” the highest level. SFID is the only water agency in San Diego with a “AAA” rating and one of only 15 water agencies in California. Over the past five years, the district board of directors has worked diligently to ensure the reliability of the water system infrastructure and to identify initiatives to augment water supplies. Even while dealing with recent supply shortages, the district has assessed the condition of existing infrastructure, prioritized and implemented critical capital improvements. The district coordinates with other agencies to protect our local Lake Hodges water supply, identify and implement recycled water projects and support alternative supply projects such as the proposed Carlsbad Desalination Project. Protection and

development of local water supplies are key initiatives of the district and ensure local control of these resources. Today, water is a resource under stress and we are being forced to change how we think about water. Even with the higher rates now in effect, the district’s water rates are in the bottom half of all water agencies in the San Diego region while we continue to provide reliable, high-quality water and excellent customer service. To ensure long-term fiscal sustainability, the district will continue to assess all of its operations, programs and projects. Prioritizing expensive infrastructure replacement projects, managing internal costs (including labor and benefits), ensuring efficient operations and dealing with water supply uncertainties will be key to successfully meeting the challenges this new decade holds. As an elected official, I welcome public interest in the business of the district and the input we receive is invaluable as we work to carry out our mission. This mission will be guided by the responsible stewardship of our elected board of directors and informed, thoughtful, public policy making. Michael T. Hogan is president of the board of directors of the Santa Fe Irrigation District.


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I have my doubts about recycling. If we’re all cigarette smokers with this great idea to collect the millions of butts and remake them into some useful product, aren’t we still addicted to nicotine, killing ourselves and others by smoking? Not to mention that this new product may not be so wonderful. When we throw things away, it turns out that “away” is not a good place. How much longer can we pat ourselves on the back thinking that recycling is working? All you have to do is put your plastic waste, used for a nano second, in the recycle bin? Not. Does it matter how many times you reused your PET bottle or clam box? No, you still must dispose of it at some point and it lasts 500 years! We are lying to ourselves and misleading our children if we think we can fool Mother Nature. Yes, we must recycle, but while billions are spent, and even if done perfectly, how much of anything we discard is actually separated, cleaned, melted down, flaked, reheated, extruded, and molded into something else? Very little. It is much cheaper to start from scratch. Downcycling is also a concern: more junk. In “Trash: The Secret Life of Garbage,” CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla interviewed Charlie Moore, the amazing guy who discovered what is commonly referred to as “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Quintanilla compared our sophisticated system of landfills to the lack thereof in places like China, where the mountains of stinking trash with people searching through it for anything they could salvage was sickening. Our expensive landfills didn’t come out smelling much better. According to the theory of supply and demand, too much of a commodity decreases its value. In the case of garbage, because we want to get rid of it, the price goes up. NYC’s garbage has been exported as far away as Michigan and North Carolina for decades. Read Heather Rogers or Elizabeth

Royte on this subject. California exports tons of plastic waste to China, or anyone who will take it, at a price. Calculate that energy cost. Consider whether or not we would even want a product made from recycled plastic. Do you want your baby crawling around on carpeting made from petrochemicals? Do you want to wear clothing made from polyethylene terephthalate? We suffer so many illnesses and spend so much money on diagnostics and medications when in many cases maybe it’s the chemicals. Regarding a national fundraising event for cancer research, this is what I was told: “We have a PR problem.” The details centered around food service, water and cleanup.While hugely successful at raising millions of dollars, and sincere in their dedication, it seems the mess left behind was a stain on the organization’s image. Oh, but I’m sure they were recycling. Here we are at least 60 years after the discovery of what is an incredible and indispensable material, facing the consequences of yet another substance abuse in terms of our consumption habits of which “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is just one symptom. While efforts to clean up the beaches are wonderful at raising awareness, this doesn’t clean up our act. Does an alcoholic partner change because someone else cleans up behind them? By the way, there is no harvesting the gyre: it is cost-prohibitive, it would replace itself in a heartbeat, the materials collected still have to be disposed of, and any filtration would kill everything beneficial in the mix. Recycling cannot cure this illness consuming the planet and creating a plastic ocean. Quoting Charlie Moore, “Source reduction is the way to go.” There is no recycling our way out of this. Celia Kiewit can be reached at

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JAN. 28 FEELING CONTENT Dr. Johanna Mosca will have a book signing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Foundation Yoga, 140 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite 100, Solana Beach. Mosca is the author of the book “Cultivate Contentment: Using Ancient Wisdom to Thrive in Today's World.” Call (858) 350-3431 to learn more.


SCENE City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation will present Teen Scene,a showcase of teen talent, from 4 to 9 p.m. Jan. 29, Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive. The event features a Battle of the Bands judged by local music industry experts, a video game room, and more. Visit www.carlsbad or call the special events hotline at (760) 434-2843. WRITE ON Publishers and Writers of San Diego will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 29, Encinitas County Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Claire Gerus, a top literary agent, will offer her assessment of the publishing industry and how it’s changing. Visit www.PublishersWriters. org for more details and to register for the meeting.

FEB. 1 STAND DOWN The San Dieguito Unit 416, American Legion Auxiliary, will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 1, American Legion Post, 210 W. F St., Encinitas. The guest speaker will be Darcy Pavich, who represents Stand Down, Veterans Village Family program, and the homeless program that is ongoing. Call Amy Moser at (858) 481-6698 to learn more. VOICE OF KING Carlsbad City Library will celebrate Black History Month with “The Voice of King” at 7 p.m. Feb. 1, Carlsbad City Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane. This special performance for school age children and adults features Dr. Dennis M. Brown giving the speeches of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and singing songs from the Civil Rights era. Call (760) 602-2047 or visit to learn more.


ENCINITAS — Although Encinitas is better known for its world-renowned surf spots and skateboard icons, an internationally respected sport is gaining a foothold locally. From a few students and a temporary location at the city’s recreation center, the sport of fencing has soared in popularity. In fact, the Encinitas Fencing Academy recently opened a dedicated location to accommodate the swelling student enrollment. Jens Stephan, president of the school, is an Austrianborn, German-educated former software engineer. He is internationally recognized as an accomplished fencer and

coach. In fact, he served as the UCSD assistant varsity coach for the men’s and women’s epee varsity squads, assisting with the men’s and women’s foil varsity squads. He also coached at the 2008 NCAA finals. The growing local popularity of the sport can be attributed to Stephan’s life and coaching philosophy. An avid competitor, he believes that achieving personal goals is paramount regardless of the measure. “Success is not solely defined by the numbers on the scoreboard,” he said. Local resident Bill Ostrie said his family became involved in the sport after his daughter expressed interest.

Jacaranda (Jac) Ostrie, 11, took up fencing at a summer camp at the YMCA two years ago. “The idea of fighting with swords just captured her imagination,” Ostrie said. Since then she has continued to pursue the sport training under Stephan. Ostrie started his fencing training last spring. It’s an activity that he enjoys participating in with his daughter. “I enjoy participating in the sport with Jac,” he said. The two have been known to suit up at home and practice. But the new training facility is state-of-the-art and Ostrie said the ease of having everything in place at the new location makes it easier to practice more frequently. “We’re

lucky in that the center is so close,” he said. Aleta Barthell, Jacaranda’s mother, said the sport has had a positive impact on her daughter and has become a family affair. “It gives her a sport she really, really loves and keeps her active,” Barthell said. “It keeps her mentally stimulated as well. When she comes back from practice her brain is on fire.” The social element of a growing fencing community is also readily apparent. “There is a great group of kids there,” Barthell said. “The opportunity to train with a nationally ranked fencer like Jens is TURN TO SPORT ON A12

EN GARDE Student enrollment has increased at the Encinitas Fencing Academy as the sport has become more popular. Jens Stephan instructs a youth intermediate fencing class. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker

Ranch couple pour hearts, time Poetry and art of love and money into musical theater coming to Flower Hill By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — There is still time to see “The Story Of My Life,“ the musical presented by the fledgling San Diego Musical Theatre Company. It runs until Feb. 6 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. This little company, which has only been in existence for about three years, has already grabbed the attention of theater critics across the county. Its first offering in 2007 was “The Full Monty,” which earned an award for Outstanding Musical Direction from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. In 2008, its “Dream Girls,” earned them awards for the Outstanding Musical Production and Best Male

Actor. Next up will be “A Chorus Line.” They were lucky enough to snag Kay Cole as director and choreographer. “She was Maggie in the original 1975 Broadway show and knows it inside and out,” said Erin Lewis, who founded the company along with husband Gary. They can either blame or thank their daughter Jill for their current involvement in musical theatre. She performed in her first musical at age 11 and later made the rounds of all the venues in the area. As an adult, she joined the national tour of “A Chorus Line” and “Camelot.” She married fellow actor Robert Townsend. The couple will move to New York next

GARY AND ERIN LEWIS month to try their luck on Broadway. Erin and Gary Lewis, Rancho Santa Fe residents, have turned what used to be a hobby into a full-time job, but they don’t mind. “You know, I grew up in a musical family,” Erin Lewis said. “My dad played in dance bands in the 40s and sang. I TURN TO COUPLE ON A13

Attorney arrested for alleged secret videotaping at nearby tanning salon By Shelli DeRobertis

ESCONDIDO — A Carlsbad defense attorney was arrested on Jan. 21 for allegedly secretly filming several women and at least one teenage girl while they were at a tanning salon. David Taylor Kaye of San Marcos was arrested after a 10month investigation, and charged with 15 DAVID KAYE f e l o n y counts of child pornography, according to Lt. Craig Carter of the Escondido Police department. Kaye, 43, was also charged with one felony count of possession of a firearm that was loaded, concealed and unregistered. The attorney, who has a private practice of family law and criminal defense, also faces eight misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy, and one count of destruction of evidence, according to police. An arraignment is set for Jan. 25 at the downtown courthouse in San Diego,and accord-

ing to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, Kaye is currently in the San Diego Central jail on a bail amount of $388,000. Kaye was reportedly caught videotaping numerous women at an undisclosed tanning salon while they were in various stages of undressing, which prompted the investigation last year. Kaye would film the women from an adjoining tanning booth without the women’s consent or knowledge, Carter said in a release. That investigation resulted in his initial arrest on April 19, when he was charged with four counts of secretly filming a person. In late July, the Escondido Police Department searched Kaye’s house and business with a warrant, and obtained additional evidence, Carter said. A special master was appointed to the investigation because Kaye was a practicing attorney in North County, according to the release. According to the State Bar of California, “qualified attorneys serve as Special Masters to balance the interest of professionals (e.g., attorneys, physicians, psychotherapists,

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vehicle burglaries that were also vandalized on Jan. 16. SCHOOL BULLY A high school in San Marcos was burglarized on Jan. 12 and the items taken were several pairs of shoes, athletic equipment, tools and miscellaneous food items.

CRIME LOG Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of Jan. 12, 2011 to Jan. 18, 2011.

SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 8, Burglary 6, Vandalism 2, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft 1 VISTA Petty Theft 9, Burglary 9, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 1 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 1, Burglary 12, Vandalism 7, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 2,Vehicle Theft 3



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RANCHO SANTA FE — In January, ClubXcite teamed up with the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center to offer a variety of new after-school programs. Starting with a Creative Builders program, the center welcomed 14 youngsters from both Solana Santa Fe Elementary School and Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School. Throughout the program, participants got to build catapults, bottle rockets, robots, rovers, pinewood derby racers, bridges, eggdrop contraptions, airplanes, roller coasters, motorized cars and other projects. ClubXcite and Rancho Santa Fe Community Center are planning future sessions of after-school programs starting on Feb. 28. Additions to

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Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via e-mail to community@ CARLSBAD — La Costa resident and 2007 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School Kelsey Kaplanek graduated in a midyear ceremony Dec. 18 from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She earned her b a ch e l o r ’s degree in psychology KELSEY with a minor KAPLANEK in zoology. While in Hawaii, Kaplanek began scuba diving and became certified at the rescue level.

Study abroad DEL MAR — Lake Forest College student Stephen De Wolff of Del Mar spent the fall 2010 semester studying abroad in Granada, Spain, with the Lake Forest Granada Program. The program took place during the 15-week fall semester.

Hired by Trump RANCHO SANTA FE — Serena Stein Rahklin, formerly of Rancho Santa Fe, has been hired to fill the new position of vice president of strategic planning and hotel business development for The Trump Organization. Rahklin earned her undergrad degree from Cornell and law degree from Duke. She is charged with strategically positioning the Trump Hotel Collection for growth in new markets, fostering relations with potential partners, and identifying management contract opportunities globally with an initial focus on Asia-Pacific.

Top grades RANCHO SANTA FE — Horizon Prep students ranked in the 97th percentile in the most recent nationwide IOWA testing. Students are tested in reading, language, math, science, sources of information and social studies.

Taste of Wine Domenico Maurici is a huggable former southern Italian villager from Calabria Italy. As a young man, he and his brother worked the fields of his parents’ farm, producing a rare grain called farro, a very tasty and healthy ingredient for pastas. They learned more at the regional culinary institute and at local Italian restaurants where they developed their homestyle Farro based dishes. Southern California was next and 17 years ago, il Farro was born by the pier in Newport Beach. He was the first to present Italian food with low carbs, low gluten and high fiber with his farro grains. This recent evening at an IL FARRO Il Farro owner Domenico Maurici, Wine Director Susan Bartoletti and Mission Wine Distributor Italian wine release from

Irrigation District wins two awards RANCHO SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Irrigation District turned out some award-winning numbers in 2010.The district’s stylish and sound bookkeeping was the recipient of two awards from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The district received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Budget Reporting and the Certificate of Achievement for its Fiscal Year 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This is the fourth year the district has been awarded the Certificate


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Community pitches in to help family of young athlete By Lillian Cox

CARLSBAD — A fundraising campaign is under way to benefit Carlsbad resident Zen Hamil, 17, a junior at Pacific View Charter School in Oceanside. He is also a popular hockey player with the San

Diego Jr. Gulls, a Western States Hockey League team. Zen was benched on his birthday,Oct.15,for a condition he has lived with since 8, which caused his heart to beat dangerously fast. After nine years and four noninvasive proce-

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she got the “cheap beer” while the men kept the “good beer” (Budweiser) for themselves. (2) The County Commission in Jackson, Ga., delayed a vote in December on new cell-phone towers at the request of one official with questions about the county’s contract — Commissioner Gator Hodges.

Science on the Cutting Edge • Good to Know: Perhaps too many late nights at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science led to the recent quixotic “testing” of superconductor metals by submersion in alcoholic beverages.Yoshihiko Takano and his colleagues developed experiments to soak the metals to see if resistance to electricity is decreased (and, thus, conductivity increased). They found success with whiskey, sake, beer and the vodka-like shochu, but red wine worked best, improving conductivity by 62 percent. • Flip a Coin: Among human procreation technologies soft-pedaled to tamp down controversy is surgeons’ ability to selectively abort some, but not all, fetuses in a womb in cases where in vitro fertilization (IVF) has overproduced (usually involving mothers expecting triplets or greater,which pose serious health risks). More controversially, according to a December National Post report, a Toronto-area couple told their physician that IVFcreated “twins” would be too much for them to care for and that the doctor should terminate one fetus (randomly chosen?) and leave the other.



the roster will include a mini-tennis program for kindergartners, a second round of Creative Builders with all new projects, and the PingPong Homework Club, where youngsters get homework help and learn the game of pingpong once their work is complete. All programs are made up of small groups with a 4-to-1, child-to-instructor ratio. The classes are aligned with the center’s vision of bringing Rancho Santa Fe together in a spirit of collaboration and fun through programs and events. Other perks offered to children and members of the community center include outside services rendered through ClubXcite. This includes one-on-one mentoring, private tutoring, athletic programs and instruction, and weekend field trips to promote positive social interactions, build confidence and have fun. Created in 2004, ClubXcite’s mission is to provide students with quality one-on-one and small group after school programs and services focusing on academic, social and athletic development. By employing young, experienced, college-aged mentors ClubXcite is able to engage, support and empower youth through positive mentoring.



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BUILDING BEGINS From left, Horizon Prep first-graders Hayden Bentley and Jake Pistone are the first of the Horizon Prep Lions to sign and pray over the roofing materials for Horizon Prep’s new classrooms that have begun construction on the Rancho Santa Fe campus. The school officially broke ground on its new construction in June 2010 and the frame has begun to go up. Courtesy photo

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DIGGING IN Cardiff-by-the-Sea native Jenna Houts (left) prepares a garden with the help of a neighbor in Paraguay. Houts is a Peace Corps volunteer who hopes readers of The Rancho Santa Fe News will support her community library project with a tax-deductible donation of $5 or $10. Courtesy photo

Local woman’s adventures in the Peace Corps, part 2 By Lillian Cox

On May 28, 2009, Jenna Houts’ dream of joining the Peace Corps was realized when she left her friends and family in Cardiff-by-the-Sea en route to Paraguay to serve as a community economic development volunteer. For the first three months she lived with a host family while she went through language studies, technical training in a variety of Peace Corps development service areas, and cultural integration training. During this time she also had the opportunity of interacting with experienced volunteers. “We learned a lot about recognizing problem areas in different institutions and groups in a community and possible sustainable projects that we could implement,” she said. “We focused a lot during training about the idiosyncrasies of trying to fit into a Paraguayan community as an outsider and the challenges we would face.” After training she was transferred to Jose Fassardi,

a rural town known for the production of organic sugar cane and a wood processing factory that was forced to close due to deforestation. Houts said she had no specific job requirements except to help the community create sustainable projects. “I spent most of my first six months getting to know people,” she said. “‘Work’ meant visiting families in their homes, drinking terere (a traditional tea) and talking. Paraguayans generally work with people they know and trust so it was important for me to form relationships before I started any big projects.” Although the town had a large population of children, she was surprised to learn there was little for them to do.To fill this void, she began giving lectures on democracy and self-esteem at the high schools, organizing a cleanup of a neighborhood soccer field and creating a girls group modeled after the Girl Scouts. When she began to work with the principal of a tech-

nical high school, she was dismayed to learn that there was only a four-hour school day and few textbooks. “Because of the lack of materials, teachers spend class time copying material on to the blackboard and students copy this into their notebooks,” she said. “They memorize these notes and regurgitate it back for exams. There is no room in the school day for creative thinking, group work or projects of any kind.” When she hosted a geography camp over the winter break, she found that most children were unable to find Paraguay on a world map. “Some children did not understand that they were looking at a world map,” she explains. “As every day passes I realize how unbelievably lucky I am to have been born and raised where I was, and received the years of quality education I did, a luxury I realized most of these children will never have. What wonderful public schools we have in Encinitas!” It was in addressing this

need that Houts developed the idea for a community library. “The modern world is starting to infiltrate this little homestead and they understand the importance an education can bring to a successful career,” she said. “A community library, accessible to all the students, youth and community members of Fassardi, would provide access and resources to enhance their educational, professional and personal needs.” Houts added that youth would finally have a place to gather and continue their education after school was recessed. “They could learn basic computer skills and access information they never had before,” she said. “Children could come and explore a world of books they never knew before!” The principal of the school shared Houts’ vision and together they formed a youth commission to organize TURN TO ADVENTURES ON A12

Martin Lawrence coming to Pala Casino PALA — Tickets are now on sale for comedian/actor Martin Lawrence onstage at 7:30 p.m. March 19, at the Pala Events Center,Pala Casino Spa & Resort, 11154 Highway 76. Lawrence, the original host of “Def Comedy Jam” on HBO, appeared in his own hit series, “Martin,” before starring as lead characters in a number of

movie hits including “Boomerang,” “Bad Boys,” “Big Momma’s House,” and “Wild Hogs.” Tickets are $80, $70, $60 and $45 and are on sale Jan.21, with no service charge at the Pala Box Office in the casino, or call (877) 946-7252. Tickets also are available at Star Tickets, (800) 585-3737, or Pala is located in North County. From San Diego/Riverside, take I-15 to Highway 76 east five miles. Other shows coming to Pala Casino Spa & Resort include: — Old School,A Tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll at 8 p.m. Jan. 22.

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DEL MAR — A preliminary appraisal of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, authorized by the 22nd District Agricultural Association, valued the property at $250 million, more than twice the purchase price being offered by the city of Del Mar. Russ Penniman, a 22nd DAA board member who also serves as president of the Del Mar Race Track Authority, said he directed staff to have CB Richard Ellis proceed with a full appraisal. In a recent letter to the Race Track Authority board of directors, Penniman noted that the proposed sale of the state-owned fairgrounds to Del Mar “has brought up several areas of concern” regarding bonds issued in 1996 and 2005. “Some of the most significant of these are the restrictions on the ‘private use’ of property financed with tax-exempt bonds,” the letter states. Because the city has indicated it would grant a 55year lease to a group of private horse owners, there is speculation the bonds would become taxable, Penniman said at the Jan. 11 meeting of the 22nd DAA. Penniman said he ordered the preliminary appraisal based on bond counsel advice to document that the sale was entered into under fair market value terms. A 2009 appraisal by Integra Realty Resources commissioned by the state valued the property at $120 million. How each company defined fair market value is part of the reason for the large discrepancy, Penniman said. According to the CBRE definition, the buyer and seller are typically motivated, both parties are wellinformed and a reasonable time is allowed for exposure in a competitive and open market. According to Penniman’s letter, Integra defined fair market value as the measure of compensation for property taken, which is language derived from the state’s eminent domain law. Integra appraisers also indicated they didn’t specifically use a sales comparison approach because data from similar sales wasn’t available, Penniman wrote. Penniman disagreed, noting the pending sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds for $100 million. He said that facility is about two-fifths the size of Del Mar and doesn’t include a covered arena or horse racing. It is also not coastal property. Meanwhile, Solana Beach City Council members said support is growing for the formation of a joint powers authority to purchase and govern the fairgrounds, a proposal that city presented at a TURN TO FAIRGROUNDS ON A12


which would probably amount to fewer than 20 people, would be a “one-time” event. “The memberships would be from year-to-year,” he said. Boyce said it would financially help the golf club because play is down about 12 percent, not only in Rancho Santa Fe, but nationwide. Steve Nordstrom, general manager, said at least 100 members have been lost in the past five years and that fewer members are signing up. “There are less than 20 new members a year. It once was 40,” he said. Ken Bien spoke against the proposal, telling the Association that because the club is owned by the entire

community, the entire community should be notified before any changes are made. Many people who are not members of the golf club may not learn about the proposal and be able to make a decision about its use. “It’s an asset to the entire community,” he said, adding the Association is on a “slippery slope” to diluting the value of regular memberships. “This is a major thing I think you need to think through,” he said. “This has a long tail on it.” Greg Hildren, former golf club president who had a hand in the club’s remodeling, also spoke against the proposal. “I would urge you to strike this down and send it back for more study,” he said. At the very least, he said he wishes the associate members should have lived in the

Covenant for at least 15 years and that it should have a sunset clause of, say, three years. Speaking in favor of the proposal was Mark McClure, who has been a golf professional for 40 years at many different golf courses. “Just about every course or country club has a nonresident membership and they pay less because they won’t be using it as much,” he said. He said offering the associate nonresident membership could be a help to the golf club. “It has a lot of value on a lot of levels,” McClure said. Susan Bien countered with the fact that the golf course is owned by the entire Covenant, not just by the golfers or an outside company. “That is a very big difference,” she said.


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fundraising activities and generate support from the local community. They also wrote petitions for book donations and grant proposals to the Peace Corps. “We were accepted for a Small Projects Assistance Grant and will receive the money in the next few weeks,” Houts reported. “We will be able to begin buying shelves, computers, tables and chairs, and most importantly, books.” Houts hopes that by sharing her story, readers of The Coast News will rally to support her efforts. To make a taxdeductible donation of $5 or $10 to Houts’ Community Library Project, visit: hell=donate.contribute.don atenow&keyword=paraguay.




Cleff said she has heard several times from several sources about the spread of MRSA without proper cleaning of the artificial turf. Artificial turf looks like real grass year-round while the natural grass degrades by the end of the year and after a heavy rain, artificial turf can be played on within 15 minutes, while it takes a day or more for a natural grass field to dry. Plus 1 percent of the population is allergic to the artificial turf while 30 percent is allergic to grass. Vaughn Cleff said she based her presentation on studies done by Brigham Young University, Penn State University and the Journal of Science and Medicine. “I want you to take this home and mull over natural or artificial turf,” Delaney said. “I want you to come back to our Feb. 3 meeting prepared for a discussion over natural or artificial turf.” The board will probably make the selection at next month’s meeting. The board was also given three choices for soccer field sizes and how they could be fit onto the campus. — U-11 size, 45 by 80 yards with a total turf area of 175 by 280 feet. — U-13 size, 55 by 100 yards with a total turf area of 190 by 340 feet. — Adult size, 75 by 120 yards, with a total turn area of 265 by 400 feet. It was already the consensus of the board that the U-13 field would probably do the school well. This plan expands the existing turf, track and landscaping area and requires a 9foot retaining wall. Construction cost with artificial turf is estimated at $1,776,770. Construction cost with natural grass is estimated at $1,281,770.



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ENCINITAS — Frog’s gym is offering a workout led by three Navy SEALs from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Moonlight Beach, that will provide a small taste of what it takes to become one of this elite team.This program is for the physically fit and is a true representation on the rigors of SEAL training. Cost is $60 per class. For information, call (760) 942-3000.

Angeles, will get a boost from Azzaria co-owners Tammy Neihart, a Hollywood celebrity stylist, and Az Hakim, former St. Louis Rams Super Bowl Champion and San Diego Chargers football player, of Azzaria Boutique and Azzaria Denim Lounge, 2029 San Elijo Ave. A portion of every private label sale will go to the Jenesse Center. Visit Woman of Year DEL MAR — Local hero Del Mar’s Spa COAST CITIES — The Gregorie’s Day Spa Davis Phinney Foundation will & Salon owner and present June Brunson of founder, Angela Oceanside with a Local Hero Cortright, was Award for her dedication to the n a m e d Parkinson’s community at a “ E n t e rp r i s i n g Victory Summit from 9 3 Woman of the ANGELA p.m. Feb. 5 at the La Costa Year” by CORTRIGHT Resort. Enterprising Women Magazine. The event will gather healthcare professionals to dis- Time for Tiger cuss new methods to help SOLANA BEACH — Parkinson’s disease sufferers Florida resident Joe Zednik improve overall quality of life. donated $100,000 to the Boys & Participants also will Girls Clubs of San Dieguito in receive complimentary enroll- 2008 to play with Tiger Woods ment in the Davis Phinney during the Torrey Pines PGA Foundation’s Every Victory Tournament. Counts self-care management Zednik will play with program at www.everyvicto- Tiger during the Zurich Am Jan. 26 at the Farmers


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COAST CITIES — The San Diego Foundation announces that San Diego Habitat for Humanity has established a $214,000 endowment with the organization. Habitat for Humanity projects can be found in Carlsbad at the Roosevelt Condominiums and in Oceanside at Libby Lake Village. For more information, visit or call (619) 283-4663.

website it says he is a defense attorney with a great deal of experience in DUI cases. More evidence was allegedly found on Kaye’s phones and computers, which led to his Jan. 21 arrest, according to Carter. When asked if Kaye was married, Carter said that for

Lion’s honor SOLANA BEACH — Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts, who serves as the Del Sol Lions Club’s charter president,recently completed the 3-day Senior Lions Leadership Institute, earning a Certificate of Achievement by Lions leaders from throughout California.




incredible.” While the danger threshold seems high in a sport where swords are in play, Stephan said the sport is appropriate for children as young as 7. “Today, fencing is one of the safest sports, as the risk of serious injury is very low compared to most other

CARLSBAD — XETVTV/Channel 6, announced that Carlsbad resident Christine Tanaka has rejoined the station as news director. Tanaka worked at XETV from 2000 to 2004 as managing editor and assignment manager.



Cantina & Grill will host a fundraiser celebrating American Heart Month from 6 p.m. to closing Feb. 2, 1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation’s life-saving free programs and services.Call (760) 7301471 to learn more. STILL RUNNING The Palomar Model A Ford Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos. Anyone interested in Model A’s is welcome to attend. Contact Sheila Saxman at (951) 696-0323 or at for more details.

Jan. 4 press conference. Councilman Dave Roberts said he has had positive comments about the idea from all members of the County Board of Supervisors except Pam Slater-Price. Heebner said a representative from U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray’s office told her the congressman “is 100 percent with you” on this JPA idea. Heebner also said she had a “very, very good dialogue” with state Sen. Christine Kehoe, who introduced Senate Bill 1 authorizing the sale. “She pointed out that it

nance and ownership.” The ad hoc committees from the two cities have no meetings scheduled, but the city managers will continue to talk, Solana Beach City Manager David Ott said. Council members will continue to seek support for the JPA by speaking at meetings of various groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation. They also planned to meet with Assemblyman Martin Garrick, who said he supports local control but believes the $120 million sale price, determined without a competitive bidding process, is too low.

serving water because everyone would say ‘yes.’” In both 1990 and again in 2000, the Association surveyed members and prepared longrange plans based in part on the responses to the survey questions. The 2010 Long Range Planning Committee hired a market research firm to determine survey topics and helped

draft the questions. Over the next five months, the committee met on several occasions and worked diligently to refine the questions. The Association believes the surveys are necessary because over the years, priorities have changed as have the demographics. Ten years ago, the idea of preserving open space was very popular. The

new survey will help determine if the community would like the Association to stay the course in buying such property as the Osuna Ranch. In recent years, the membership is more adamant about securing high speed Internet for the area. After the survey is FEB. 5 returned, work will begin on a WELCOME WEALTH City of long-range plan. Carlsbad Parks & Recreation will


Escondido’s part in the investigation, that topic did not come up. The victims identified include seven females, and one is a 15-year-old girl. Authorities believe there may be additional victims, and encourage anyone who may have information about the case to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 5808477. sports,” Stephan said. According to Stephan, fencing is considered a lifetime sport. Unlike other sports where injuries plague the athletes, Stephan said he sees fencers upwards of 60 years old. “It really is a sport for everyone,” he said. For more information, visit www.encinitasfencing. com or call (858) 568-8541.

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really is a new ballgame because it is a new governor ... and she doesn’t know if he wants to sell or not,” Heebner said. “She’s heard the same that we have, that he’s not for selling their assets but is for local control. “She said she’s not going to amend SB 1, as we had requested, but she’s not going to not amend SB 1, as we had requested,” Heebner said. “It’s not the time right now. She said that the timeline is now very long. “It’s not a priority of the governor’s,” Heebner said. “(Kehoe) wants us to continue to work with Del Mar and find some sort of a formula for coming to agreement on gover-


ed until 5:45 p.m. at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, call (858) 756-4117, option No. 1 or log on to

FEB. 4 GARDEN CLUB The Vista Garden Club will meet at noon Feb. 4, Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Shelly Grossman will discuss the many uses of grey water. Call Kate at (760) 726-8737 to learn more. SHE LOVES ME LIFE at MiraCosta College will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 4, MiraCosta College, Room 1068, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Director Tracy Williams will preview the latest production at the college called “She Loves Me.” Call (760) 7218124 to learn more.

offer a two-part workshop titled Welcoming Wealth from 9 a.m. to noon Feb.5 and March 5,Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad. The workshop takes a values-oriented approach to budgeting. The cost is $70 for Carlsbad residents and $80 for nonresidents. Register at

ONGOING FOOD ISSUES Food Addicts Anonymous will meet Mondays at 11 a.m., Room 4, St. Michael’s Church, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad. The group uses a 12step recovery program to change the way participants act, think and feel about food. For more details, call Jack at (760) 433-0886 or visit



C’Dealva said. “I prayed to God and said, ‘I need your help.’ Since then Peggi’s been there for me.” Comiskey has arranged for volunteers to drop off home-cooked meals. She also set up an account for financial donations at Mission Federal Credit in Encinitas. She’s currently trying to arrange a fundraiser. She is understated about her contribution. “I did this because it’s the right thing to do,” Comiskey said. “I’ve been in the same position and people have helped me out.You have to always give back.” The good news is that Zen is clearly on the mend. “I feel awesome,” he said. “They sawed my sternum so I have bone pain. I was taking five medications but now I’m down to one.” Prior to the surgery Zen’s heart rate was 90 or 100. Now it’s 49. “The doctors said it reflects the heart rate of the athlete that he is,” C’Dealva said proudly. Zen will have to take it easy for the next nine weeks. Till then he walks his dogs, Hit and Braun, every day. After March 16 he can resume ice skating and prepare for rejoining his team in August. His long-term goal is to be a professional hockey player. “I’m grateful that Children’s Hospital could help me,” Zen said. “I’ve had multiple failures of the heart and they’ve fixed them every time. Dr. James Perry has stuck with me and got me on the right track.” C’Dealva adds that despite everything, there is no permanent damage to Zen’s heart. She gives Zen credit for doing his part by leading a healthy lifestyle that includes a diet of salad, fruit and lean meat. “Zen eats well and is a disciplined athlete,” she said. “People have been dropping off sweets but he doesn’t eat them.” Friends and other volunteers can help in several ways. Financial donations can be made to Zen Hamil, account no. 91204126, Mission Federal Credit Union, 258 N. El Camino Real, Suite C, Encinitas (between Starbucks and Noodles). To arrange to donate a meal for the family or dog food for Hit and Braun, or to help with a fundraiser, contact Peggi Comiskey at (760) 942-4694. Glory C’Dealva can be reached at (619) 840-6863. To learn more about Zen’s story, visit



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ater company. “If we ran it as a business and hired artistic people around us to put on a show, maybe we can make this happen,”she said.“We knew it was something that you wouldn’t make money at. We’ve had a budget of $150,000 a show.” Its all-volunteer staff uses the money from ticket sales and donations to go toward the show itself. Only the actors, directors, musicians and crew are paid.

“We still rely on donations to keep it going,” she said. CONTINUED FROM A5 The company was founded in 2006, with its first producgrew up just loving musical tion in 2007, but because of the theater. When our daughter dreary economy, it took off a got involved, of course you season. They returned with have to drive them everywhere “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” and now and you volunteer while you’re are presenting “The Story of there. We really thought there My Life.” was a need for a nonprofit, “I expect good reviews. year-round theater company.” This is the San Diego premiere The couple decided since of ‘The Story of My Life.’ It was they have been successful in on Broadway for a while,” she business, maybe they could said. “It’s funny. It’s lightheartrun a year-round musical theed, but also sad and it definitely has a message to it.” The musical has only two actors, which will be Robert Townsend and Chad Borden. Erin Lewis said that while they love putting the show on, they have some frustrations. The first is money.“We still put a lot of our own money into it because we are new,” she said. “People are not going to give money to something they don’t know about. People who donate have seen our work.” The second issue is having a theater space of their own. “We have to rent and of course that costs us more money,” she said. “The longterm goal is building our own theater space in North County. GUYS AND DOLLS Robert Townsend and Ensemble in “Guys and We are looking from Carmel Dolls.” Courtesy photo Valley to Encinitas. All we

need is $20 million,” she said with a chuckle. ”Everyone needs a goal.” But in the meantime,their goal is to keep going from year to year, she said. “We have our real job that pays the mortgage. It (the musical company) started off as a hobby, but now is a fulltime job, “ she said. By day, the Lewises are distribution directors for Tupperware in San Diego. She started selling the products at age 22 when she wanted to make a few extra dollars for the family. Now they train and

motivate Tupperware sales people from around the county. “It’s like having two fulltime jobs,” she said. But the business of musical theater is much like the Tupperware business. “It is a sales business and a business of relationships,” she said. “You want them to know who you are and put a face on the organization.” To learn more about the San Diego Musical Theatre, visit or call (858) 560-5740.

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— Central and Southern Italian Wines will be poured at Bacchus Wine Market, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego. Seven wines will be sampled from Tuscany to Sicily. The cost is $15 each. Call (619) 236-0005.

— Morgan’s In the Desert at La Quinta Country Club is planning a Pride Mountain Vineyards Dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 with a reception followed by dinner. You will be served Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot and a library 2002 Cabernet. The cost is $95 per person. For an RSVP, call (760) 564-7600. — South Coast Winery in Temecula is conducting a Wild Women Cooking Class from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29. Learn some exotic menu items paired with delicious wine selections. There is a $35 fee for this fun and charged-up event. Call (951) 587-9463 for your RSVP. — The ABC’s of wine from grape to glass is from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at Thornton

Winery in Temecula. This informative workshop is conducted by winemaker David Vergari. Appetizers and three wines included. The $65 cost is inclusive. RSVP at (951) 699-0099. — Orfila Winery in Escondido has their next Concert in the Vines from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Enjoy the Cory Wilkens Band. It’s classic rock with an up-tempo beat. The $20 fee includes a glass of Orfila wine. For details, call (760) 738-6500, ext. 22.

some confidence and then the opportunity to be petted and scratched by everyone. Parsley, a Shepard mix, will be up for adoption as soon

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mals. The no-kill shelter offers pets for adoption and educational and therapeutic programs for people.



puff pastry and stuffed with chicken and mushrooms, served with a porcino mushroom sauce. The wine that was paired, which earned a top score with me, was the Lume Sangiovese Livio Innocenti ($18) from Montalcino. Ciro Cirillo, the wine spokesman, emphasized that the wines were only “small, handcrafted wines, in fine restaurants, and passionately made to pair with food.” For more, contact il Farro at (949) 723-5711 or visit

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it was their first year in Kids Korps and this was their first event. Kendal and Callum Furman, 8- and 11-year-old siblings respectively, have a dog, a cat,two fish and two birds.They were ready to complete their project during the recent event. “I like animals because I can cuddle and pet them,” Callum said. He said he joined

Kids Korps so he could help people in need. Kids Korps is a nonprofit organization for children 5 to 15 who do community service which teaches them leadership and responsibility while helping others. Finally, the group was ready for their project, helping socialize Parsley the puppy, which will make it easier for him to find a permanent home when he is put up for adoption. They sat on the floor in a circle, letting the puppy gain

with wine pairings. A Chocolate & Wine Tasting happens from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in the resort lobby lounge. Wine Director Jesse Rodriguez will be pouring four selections with chocolate decadent treats. Cost is $25 per perosn. Information on these and other events in February can be obtained by calling (888) 3142030 or visiting www.thegrand

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Dream-come-true moment restores faith in life’s beauty Sometimes life takes time to heal. There could even be a few moments when it feels like the gray clouds won’t break. But when we least expect it, a ray of sunlight will find us and remind us that this world is still a beautiful place. Dreams can come true. Of course, I am speaking from my own personal experiences recently. I am speaking of loss from last year and how circumstances can change our outlook when weren’t prepared for the change. This week in my column I feel so lucky to share with you a dream-come-true moment for me. How this day brought the hope back to my eyes and showed me passages and chapters in my own journey. How what we cannot change will change us forever but there are gifts in unseen circumstances that can teach us beautiful life lessons. Don’t forget to keep believing in your fondest desires. When you least expect it, your shining moment could unfold for you, too.

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MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch indeed a silver lining inside this beautiful novel. I had the privilege of reading the unedited version last year. On Jan. 13, the assistant advertising manager and my good friend Krista Lafferty attended the grand opening event of Massage Heights in Encinitas. Ranch residents, this is an amazingly short drive to this new wonderful business that caters to relaxation at its finest. Heavy thread count sheets are just one of the perks you might miss at other locations. I met owner Dean Goldschmidt and Retreat Director Brenda Videnoff that night. Krista and I received a private tour of all of the rooms and then enjoyed fabulous finger-foods with other invited guests. I have included two photos from this event. On Jan. 14, the fifth-grade class at R. Roger Rowe Elementary participated in The Walk Through the American Revolution. I was thrilled to watch the three competing classes re-enact this monumental moment in U.S. history. Each classmate was asked to memorize certain vocabulary words, plus act out what character they were assigned. I’ve never seen more enthusiastic children that actually seemed to care and love being in school that afternoon. I have included a photo from that day. Congratulations to the R. Roger Rowe fifth grade class members and to your exuberant spirits. I walked away inspired. Later that evening, my husband I and joined previous ad manager Denny Fallon in celebrating the purchase of his new beautiful condo in Old Towne San Diego. Denny is a fabulous host. He made a delicious fish with pasta, and fresh Dungeness crabmeat with homemade cocktail sauce for his guests. Charlene Done and Johnny Nipkur were also there celebrating the start to a wonderful year to Mr. Denny Fallon. I have included one photograph from that evening. On Jan. 16, I drove to Fairbanks to pick up my son from a sleepover he had in the Ranch. Tony and Jill Sorge have been Ranch residents for years. Their son Matthew is one of Jackson’s closest friends. Tony is actively involved in The Rancho Santa Fe Little League, and had a championship under his belt from 2006. He will definitely be assisting this year again. I have included this photo of Tony with my husband Robin from that beautiful sunny day in the Ranch. Tony had just shown us his own personal batting cage he had built that even had a radar detector for pitching! Now that’s what I call first class practice for any lucky boy. Thanks so much for letting me share that day with the readers Tony, and good luck this season.

On Jan. 7, Mille Fleurs’ bartender Jill Drouin invited my husband and I over for dinner. Can you say gourmet cook and should enter one of those cooking reality shows? Jill made us a delicious exotic salad with European cheeses, candied pecans on top of mixed wild greens. Sounds simple but so mouth wateringly delicious. The main course was a risotto with candied pumpkin squash in a white sauce. Then boyfriend Paul Savage, Robin and I enjoyed a fun game of Scrabble and discussed things like the Droid verses the iPhone. I have included a gorgeous shot of Jill and Paul for my column. I might add that Jill and I bonded two years back when we went skydiving together. You could say an experience like that could make anyone become fast friends! On Jan. 10, I had the incredible privilege to meet my favorite author walking this planet, New York Times Bestseller, Luanne Rice. If you haven’t discovered her trademark fiction novels yet, she has written 30 novels and is promoting her next novel, “Silver Boat,” which comes out in April 2011. The back story on this meeting is quite contemporary really. We became friends on Facebook five years ago, becoming pen pals via the Internet. So imagine me this month finally meeting my mentor in the writing world as I walked across the San Diego Convention Center in the midst of the Library Conference coming face to face with Luanne. I am sharing with you my ray of light moment that reminded me that little dreams do come true on occasion. Coincidentally, 12 years ago when I started reading Luanne’s novels, I had no idea we would become friends through a social network and be I would considered “her best friend on Facebook.” I’ll take that, thanks Luanne. So to any of you reading this who might be experiencing a rough patch right now, just know it’s only temporary great moments will come again. Take my advice, don’t If you have a fun event you would like miss out on Luanne’s newest Machel Penn to cover, contact her at novel, “Silver Boat.” There is

CELEBRATION Krista Lafferty, assistant advertising manager of The GRAND OPENING Owner of Massage Heights Dean Goldschmidt Coast News Group, with one of the guests at the Massage Heights with Retreat Director Brenda Videnoff at their grand opening party. Photo by Machel Penn Shull grand opening party. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

LIVING HISTORY On Jan. 14, the fifth-grade class at R. Roger Rowe Elementary participated in The Walk Through the American Revolution. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

DINNER PARTY GUESTS Johnny Nipkur with Charlene Done at

ALL SMILES Machel Penn Shull Denny Fallon’s dinner party on Jan. with Denny Fallon. Courtesy photo

14. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

HOSTS WITH THE MOST Mille Fleurs bartender Jill Drouin is featured here with her boyfriend Paul Savage, after a night of gourmet cooking and being a superb hostess. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

COACH TONY Ranch resident Tony Sorge will be an assistant coach this year in the Rancho Santa Fe Little League. He is featured here with

LUANNE RICE Machel Penn Shull finally meets her favorite New York good friend Robin Shull. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

Times bestselling author, Luanne Rice. Courtesy photo



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the roster will include a minitennis program for kindergartners, a second round of Creative Builders with all new projects, and the PingPong Homework Club, where youngsters get homework help and learn the game of ping-



found in a shallow grave, on March 7, 2010, at the Pala Indian Reservation nearly 20 miles from her house. Violent sex offender parolee John Albert Gardner III admitted to attacking, raping and killing 17-year-old Chelsea. On April 16,2010,Gardner pleaded guilty to killing both Chelsea and Amber and sexually assaulting a young adult female jogger in December 2009. Gardner was a convicted violent sex offender who was released from prison in 2005, and placed on passive GPS monitoring. He wasn’t placed on active monitoring because the correction’s department’s static risk assessment tool didn’t specify him as a high-risk sex offender,according to a special report issued June 2 relating to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s supervision of Gardner, as previously published in The Coast News. In May 2010, a San Diego Superior Court Judge sentenced Gardner to two life terms in prison for the rape and murder of Amber and Chelsea, and an additional 25 years to life relating to the attempted rape of the female jogger that happened near the area where Chelsea was murdered. The goal of the SAFE Task Force, and other involved agencies, is to help keep communities safe. Collazo joined the task force in January 2010,and after one year as commander for the Kearney Mesa-based agency the number of audits in the county increased by 1,102. The increase in the number of audits didn’t come with an increase of personnel, but with some goals he said he had in place and hard work and dedication by the team. “We go to their door,” he said about the registered sex offenders. “There’s 4,000 in the county and we hit 2,000 last year. It’s a big number. We do the best we can, five days a week.” Audits are a necessary part of public safety, Collazo said, because an audit confirms the location of known sexual offenders for law enforcement agencies and the community. “Even more important, audits tell us when someone is in violation of registration laws or engaging in other criminal activity.”

pong once their work is complete. All programs are made up of small groups with a 4-to1, child-to-instructor ratio. The classes are aligned with the center’s vision of bringing Rancho Santa Fe together in a spirit of collaboration and fun through programs and events. Other perks offered to children and mem-

bers of the community center include outside services rendered through ClubXcite. This includes one-on-one mentoring, private tutoring, athletic programs and instruction, and weekend field trips to promote positive social interactions, build confidence and have fun. Created in 2004,

ClubXcite’s mission is to provide students with quality one on one and small group after school programs and services focusing on academic, social and athletic development. By employing young, experienced, college-aged mentors ClubXcite is able to engage, support and empower youth through positive mentoring.

It is standard for a parolee to have to adhere to being drug and alcohol-free, Cain said. During an audit, a registered offender could be subject to arrest depending on the type of violation that may be found, he said. Some offenders are prohibited from owning a laptop. Some low-level offenders can own laptops, but if they are convicted of certain types of crimes they cannot possess pornography. Each offender has individualized criteria to follow. “In the process of prosecution, they are shackled with criteria of whatever their case may be,” Cain said. But with overcrowded prisons, the system isn’t able to hold everyone who violates a term such as testing positive for alcohol or even drugs. But Cain said the men who are serious offenders are dealt with seriously. For Carlsbad, the number of sex offenders living in the city of approximately 100,000 residents is currently 55, but they are mainly low-level offenders who don’t require ankle bracelets, according to Cain. The released number of audits shows that in 2009 Carlsbad was not audited by SAFE. But in 2010, there were 13 visits made to Carlsbad addresses of sex offenders. For Encinitas, with a population of about 60,000, the number of audits in 2010 was actually decreased by six, because 15 audits were performed in 2009 as compared to the nine in 2010. The number of audits for San Marcos, which has more than 83,000 people, was also lower in 2010 when 48 audits were recorded to take place, which is 17 less than the previous year. But a huge increase of audits took place in Oceanside last year, when 140 sex offenders got surprise visits from SAFE. In 2009, there were 52 audits made in Oceanside, which has an estimated population of 188,974 of San Diego County’s estimated total of 3,235,675 dwellers,according to the city of Oceanside. For both Poway and Escondido, two of the county’s inland cities that each suffered the devastating loss of an innocent teenage girl to the hands of a violent sex predator, the number of audits in 2010 was up.

Poway, a high-income, lowcrime area of less than 50,000 people according to the city’s latest demographics in mid2009, had seven visits to sex offenders from authorities in 2009, and 87 audits in 2010. Escondido, a populated city greater than 68 square miles with approximately 44,000 less residents than Oceanside, had 15 visits in 2009, but records show that 67 visits were made in 2010. For law enforcement, knowing the whereabouts of a registered sex offender is an important aspect. “If a murder, rape or missing persons happens, the first people we look at are the sex offenders,” Collazo said. To see the location of registered sex offenders in California, visit



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Editor’s Note: Proposition 215, also called the Compassionate Use Act, was passed in 1996. Since then, there seems to be a lot of confusion from people on all sides of the issue about exactly what is and isn’t legal concerning medical marijuana. This is the second in a two-part series on medical marijuana in San Diego County and focuses on medical marijuana dispensaries and features prominent local legal battles addressing the issue. “This is the front line,” said Eugene Davidovich as smoke from his cigarette trailed into the air at a recent medical marijuana rally. In March 2010, a San Diego jury acquitted Davidovich on five felony counts relating to possessing and selling medical marijuana through his collective, which offered delivery service. Now the 30-year-old, a Navy veteran and a former “IT guy,” is an

activist and spokesman for the San Diego Chapter of Safe Access Now, which promotes legal access to medical cannabis. “I was vindicated of all the charges,” Davidovich explained, but added the case, which lasted for a year and half, cost him his savings, job and marriage. Davidovich said he was going to focus on lending support to James Stacy for his sentencing in federal court for operating a Vista collective. Authorities arrested Stacy in September 2009 for violating federal drug laws in connection to his collective on South Santa Fe Avenue. Both men were arrested under the San Diego District Attorney’s Office “Operation Green Rx,” which ran from August 2008 to

LICENSED Fresh from dialysis, Mike Giusti, 51, displays his California medical marijuana primary caregivers card. Giusti, who owns Mountain High THC, an online information center and delivery collective in Oceanside, is working to change the status quo of medical cannabis collectives in North County by operating a transparent non-profit for his patients as well as local governments. Photo by Randy Kalp

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The great mothering debate If any of you have missed the delicious firestorm surrounding Chinese-American mother Amy Chua and her essay on mothering techniques, I insist on rehashing it one more time for you here. Chua’s essay that recently ran in the Wall Street Journal was titled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” and is excerpted from her book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” But I suspect there are zillions of moms out there who really don’t have time to sit and browse the Internet,the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times. Unless, like me, they have a very well-read friend who shared Chua’s bon mot, they may yet be ignorant

JEAN GILLETTE Small Talk that they need to weigh in on this international motherhood throwdown. You just have to read it. Chua is one very brave cookie to take on the mothers of America. But the gist of her essay chronicles the extreme and outrageous rules and behavior she believes are needed to produce a successful child. Basically, she maintains that it is OK to be an unrepentant, shrieking control freak,

harshly limit your children’s outside activities and bully them mercilessly, for them to amount to anything important. Oh no, she just didn’t. Most mothers I know will read about her Attila the Hun mothering tactics with horror and just a dash of joy. I know I always wondered casually why there were so many overachieving Asian kids, but I just chalked it up to gene pools. I am thrilled to learn it isn’t all that easy. If that sounds hateful, then you aren’t a mother. It’s a rare mother who doesn’t want her child to be the one getting all the awards at the graduation assembly, but the vast majority of us do not make that list. Instead we

settle for the glee of rolling our eyes and dishing about this child who walks off with all the medals but probably has no friends and no real fun. Now, it turns out, we were sort of right. There are a thousand strata of mothering styles between Chua and some of the nonchalant moms out there. I like to think I,and most of my friends, adhere to the Golden Mean. I have been known to shout at and bully my children to get them to accomplish one thing or another, but far more often I opted to just let them be children. Chua would drop into a faint at my attitude that kids TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B10

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Scholarship available through essay contest COAST CITIES — This year’s scholarship essay contest is being sponsored by the Charlotte Mousel Scholarship for High School Seniors. The subject this year is “Why is the Constitution unique in human history and why each U.S. citizen should value its contents.” The essay should reflect your knowledge of the Constitution and what it means to you. Essays must be typewritten, not to exceed 1,000 words. Awards will be given in the amount of $1,200 for first place and $800 for second place. Criteria will be based on the following: scholarship achievement, school activi-

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Suspect’s charges include murder By Shelli DeRobertis

OCEANSIDE — The suspect who evaded police for several days after allegedly murdering his wife on New Year’s morning is expected to appear in the Vista courthouse and faces more than murder and kidnapping charges, according to a prosecutor. Dontaye Henderson, 28, is accused of fatally shooting his wife, 25-year-old Tamara Henderson, in the chest. The shooting took place in their apartment at about 11:16 a.m. while two children, including the couple’s 2-yearold son, were home. The other child, Tamara Henderson’s daughter, 6, told a lieutenant that her daddy shot her mother with a gun and that her mom was now dead, according to an Oceanside peace officer who asked in a written report for a warrant to be issued for the arrest of Dontaye Henderson. Records show that Dontaye Henderson was on parole at the time of the shooting, and at about 11:20 that morning his GPS bracelet was cut off. Several minutes later he called his parole officer and explained that he and his wife had been arguing and that she was shot. The report says that Dontaye Henderson wanted to turn himself in. But he faces kidnapping charges for an incident that happened shortly after the murder. He fled the scene and is accused of threatening with a gun to harm the 2-year-old son of Consuelo Ramirez if she — the child’s mother — did not drive him to where he ordered her to go. “Henderson kidnapped Ramirez and her child and had Ramirez drive him to the city of El Centro where he eventually let her drive away,” according to a statement from the declarant in the report. An arrest warrant was issued for Dontaye Henderson on Jan. 3, with a bail recommendation of $9 million. Dontaye Henderson was arrested at a bus terminal by police in St. Louis, Missouri, on Jan. 4. At the time of his arrest, Henderson was in possession of a handgun, according to Oceanside Police. Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe said there would be a new charge of child endangerment once Dontaye Henderson, who has a prior strike, is arraigned in court. If convicted, he faces 80 years to life. Dontaye Henderson’s prior strike stems from a conviction in 2003 in which he took a plea and served the lower term of three years in prison for forcible spousal rape on a wife he was married to before Tamara Henderson.



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Pop-up dining experience with Relate at St. Germain’s So remember a few months back when I boldly proclaimed Encinitas has established itself on Southern California’s dining map? Well, let’s add another notch to that status with the Feb. 3 opening of Chef Dan Moody’s Relate, a pop-up, or temporary, dinner only restaurant within the breakfast-and-lunch-only St. Germain’s. First off, let me give a more thorough description of this concept that has already gained traction in Los Angeles and New York. Chef Moody will leverage the kitchen of an already-established restaurant (St. Germain’s) and reinvent the atmosphere for diners during its off hours for a short run. The dining space will undergo a complete transformation, including new art, table settings, music, etc. to become a fine dining experience during dinner service. The concept is also a platform to celebrate young chefs. By eliminating the substantial up-front costs required to open a restaurant, the pop-up allows the

DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate chef to experiment without the risk. Chef Moody, a San Diego native, is CIA trained and comes with some serious credentials. He trained at L’Orangerie in Los Angeles and most recently, helped launch and provided ongoing support as sous chef at LudoBites in Los Angeles as well. LudoBites has become the phenomenally successful pop-up concept by Chef Ludo Lefebvre. Going way back, Chef Moody traded in his football uniform at Torrey Pines High School to work in the original Roadhouse in Leucadia and Jakes in Del Mar. It was there he gained the kitchen chops needed to qualify for enrollment at the Culinary Institute at Hyde Park, New York. So yes, he has the experience to make this endeavor work.

With this column running three days before Relate is scheduled to open, I wanted to provide readers a little more than a definition of a pop-up restaurant and chef background. So I approached Chef Moody with the idea of providing a taste of his cuisine for me to share with readers. To my surprise he was all for it so we agreed to meet for lunch at his home where he provided a sample, three-course meal. Based on this experience, I can say with no hesitation that Chef Moody is the real deal and you should probably make your reservation for Relate immediately because it’s going to be a tough ticket once word gets out. While he was unable to provide a menu due to his obsession with using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Moody describes the cuisine at Relate as contemporary French. If you happened to see the “No Reservations” episode with Anthony Bourdain in Paris highlighting the new breed of French TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON B15

RELATE Chef Dan Moody will be working his magic at Relate at St. Germain’s. Courtesy photo

Police seek help from public in ‘Jane Doe’ case By Shelli DeRobertis

OCEANSIDE — Nearly 12 years ago the body of a woman was found in a drainage ditch on Airport Road near the intersection of Benet Road, and the Hispanic adult female has never been identified. The Oceanside Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying the Jane Doe who was found deceased and with severe trauma to her head. She was discovered on

Aug. 8, 1999, at 7:50 a.m., near the Iron Sights Shooting Range on Airport Road, which is a public indoor shooting range. The woman’s age at death was estimated to be between the early 20s and 30s. She had black hair in a braid that reached down her back. The victim was wearing a green Tshirt that had a mock turtleneck, blue zip up pants, blue and white Reebok shoes and TURN TO CASE ON B15

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League’s Ticktocker council representatives, top row, from left, Kelly Boutelle, Catherine Hedrick, Gina Schoelen, along with bottom row, from left, Zoe Stephenson, Nathalie Kourie and Cameron Klaus met in Rancho Santa Fe recently to plan the annual All Ticktocker Day on Feb. 4. 150 Ticktockers from seventh- to 12th-grade will be gathering to hear from guest speakers and prepare handmade donations for philanthropies that include Miracle League, San Pasqual Academy and Rady Children’s Hospital. Courtesy photo

What’s hot with toasters and toaster ovens By Consumer Reports

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and fresh-baked cookies? That’s the promise of today’s toaster ovens. Consumer Reports’ latest test of 23 models found a few able multitaskers. But other ovens botched basic jobs. And if all you want is great toast, buy a toaster; it can pop out evenly browned slices for $35 or less. Here are the details: Oven features expand. Pizza stones, cookie sheets, and even rotisserie spits are available in toaster ovens. But the Hamilton Beach Set & Forget 31230, $100, is the first CR has seen with a built-in temperature probe designed to “serve perfectly cooked meat every time.” The compa-

ny also claims the countertop cooker uses 65 percent less energy than a standard electric oven or range. CR found that the Hamilton Beach roasts well, but the energy savings are minimal, about $7 per year if you make one roast a week. And in separate baking tests, the Hamilton Beach couldn’t cook pizza or muffins as evenly as other toaster ovens, let alone a full-sized oven or range. High prices but mixed results. The Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL, $250, is the most expensive toaster oven tested but also the top scorer, combining even toasting and cooking. Italian manufacturer DeLonghi claims its new EOP2046 toaster oven, $200, can “do the work of multiple

machines but uses minimal counter space,” thanks in part to an integrated panini press. But mediocre broiling and even less impressive baking made the oven’s overall performance so-so at best. Toasters top the toast tests. Though CR is still waiting for a model that does the job perfectly every time, toasters continue to brown more evenly and consistently than toaster ovens. The newly tested Oster Inspire 6329 toaster, $35, consistently made batch after batch of medium-brown toast. Spending $70 for the DeLonghi DTT720 gets you fine overall performance plus countdown indicator lights TURN TO CONSUMER ON B15





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Use Borax for more than just cleaning A few weeks ago, I mentioned Borax. Tons of tips came pouring in with even more uses for the miracle mineral. Some uses I had forgotten about such as it can be used to dry fresh flowers. Put equal parts of Borax and sand (and a tablespoon of salt) into a container such as a shoebox and cover the flowers with the solution. Leave for two weeks to dry. The first reader tip shares another suggestion for Borax. Borax use: Spread it in a roach-infested house. — 1 cup Borax — 1 teaspoon sugar Roaches will crawl in the mixture to get to the sugar. They will ingest Borax, which will harden inside the stomach, and die. Your building will be roach-free in three weeks or less. — Clyde, e-mail Miscellaneous tips: — Save your geraniums from year to year. Don’t let the frost kill your expensive plants! Pull them up by the roots, tie the roots together, and hang in a cool but not freezing space until spring. I hang mine in the garage. Spritz the roots with water every week or so. When the weather warms ups, replant them. Some people cut them off, but I leave everything on the plant. The dead leaves will fall off and you can clean them up then. You will have new leaves in a week or so if the temperature is warm. — Use water from your dehumidifier for your steam iron. There are no minerals in it. — Use oven cleaner to clean the creosote (black stuff) that your wood-burning fireplace deposits on the glass doors. Be sure to keep the oven cleaner off painted surfaces. I bring the fireplace doors over to the kitchen and use plenty of newspapers. — Be sure to wash your grapes carefully. I had always thought that spraying them with the kitchen sprayer cleaned them enough, but I was wrong. Now I put them in the sink, cover them with water, and gently agitate them (by hand). Drain the water, and repeat until the water is clean. You will be shocked as to how much dirt comes off grapes! — Instead of buying expensive bathroom odor killer, I buy a $1 bottle of fabric refresher at the dollar store. Fill a small pumpspray bottle with the fabric refresher and leave it on the back of the stool. A $1 TURN TO FRUGAL LIVING ON B15

Walk aids families with sick children By Alyx Sariol

CARLSBAD — Hundreds of North County residents attended the second annual Mitchell Thorp Walkathon on Jan. 22 to support and raise money for families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Thorp Field at Carlsbad’s Poinsettia Park was buzzing with activity as the fundraising event, organized by the nonprofit Mitchell Thorp Foundation, was under way. The family-friendly event

included a 4-mile walking route, raffles and live entertainment. “This is a really good cause to support,” Carlsbad resident Paul Sims, who attended the event with his family, said. “I have a niece and nephew with a debilitating disease so I can relate to the frustrations these parents have.” While no official numbers have been tallied, event organizers were confident

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SUPPORT AND SMILES Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall and Beth GIVING BACK From left, Carlsbad High School seniors Collin Knott,

Thorp, co-creator of the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, smile before the 4- 17, Sam Reiser, 17, and Devon Pinto, 17. Front, Sam Freeman, 17. The mile walk at Poinsettia Park. Carlsbad’s five City Council members were group came out to support Reiser, a two-time cancer survivor, and other also in attendance. Photo by Alyx Sariol Mitchell Thorp Foundation families. Photo by Alyx Sariol

Council sets its to-do list for next 2 years By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Having completed nearly half of the top-priority projects on its two-year work plan, City Council discussed nine new proposals during the annual planning retreat Jan. 22 at Pacifica Del Mar. But with limited funds and staff time, council members directed City Manager Karen Brust to add only three to the list that will receive immediate attention. Projects such as the seismic retrofit of the North Torrey Pines Bridge, construction of the 21st Street pump station and review of the Del Mar Fairgrounds master plan and environmental impact report are under way and no longer need major City Council input.

But they must remain on the priority list because staff time is still required, Burst said. A handful of other projects are still in progress because they are important to the city’s financial solvency, crucial to public safety or public service delivery or mandated by local, state or federal laws. They include construction of a new beach safety center, downtown revitalization, updating the housing element, creating a pedestrian and bicycle circulation element plan and fire safety. Revenue recovery from fairgrounds impacts was on the earlier list, but because the city is attempting to buy the site, council renamed the goal Del Mar Fairgrounds

proposal. New top priorities for the next two fiscal years beginning July 1 are to improve government transparency by holding more inhome community conversations and completing utility undergrounding along Camino del Mar. Council divides its list of goals into three categories: top priorities, citizen and community-led projects that require City Council efforts but no staff time or funding and others that can be completed without city resources if the opportunity arises. Following a recommendation from Councilman Mark Filanc to begin work on revitalizing the City Hall site, that project, although still considered long term, was

moved up to the top-priority list. The ongoing wayside horn proposal to quiet train horns was moved up to the community-led category. New citizen and community-led projects that were discussed include improving parking downtown and in the beach area and creating goals and public outreach for sustainable development. “We need to be greener to meet (state mandates),” Mayor Don Mosier said. “We are lagging behind all other coastal cities. We want to be at least as good as our neighboring cities, not trailing them.” Councilman Terry Sinnott recommended TURN TO COUNCIL ON B11

Area high schooler wins diplomatic award By Wehtahnah Tucker

entire world. His efforts to bridge the cultural gap and increase communication and understanding between cultures were recently recognized by an international organization. The Pacific Ridge School student recently returned from Atlanta, Ga., in November, after attending People to People International’s ninth annual Global Youth Forum. David Hines was one of more than 200 students worldwide who took part in the forum, which was devoted to the theme Global Health — Can you help PTPI find the solution? David Hines was the only ON HIS WAY David Hines, 17, receives the People to People delegate from the U.S. selectInternational CEO Award from ed to serve on the conference’s Mary Eisenhower. Courtesy photo International Student Panel ENCINITAS — David Hines, 17, isn’t the typical high school senior. His view of issues expands throughout the

and was honored to receive the coveted PTPI CEO Award. Forum delegates are committed to PTPI’s mission of promoting international understanding and friendship among the world’s people. During the course of five days, delegates worked through a curriculum that broadened their understanding of various health-related issues and the impact they have on communities around the world. This was his third year of participation in the forum. David Hines’ mother, Beatrice, has been a citizen of the world and has instilled a sense of world community purpose.“As soon as he was born I took him to visit my parents in Canada.”

As a Canadian immigrant, Beatrice Hines felt the importance of exposing her son to the world at an early age. Her parents were Czech Republic immigrants who escaped Czechoslovakia in 1948 as communism swept the country. “He got to experience another world on a regular basis,” she said. A member of the Self-Realization Fellowship, Beatrice Hines took a pilgrimage to India before David was born and knew that she would take her child someday. “He felt very much at home there,” she said. “India was really the ‘aha moment’ I suppose,” David Hines said. He has traveled the TURN TO AWARD ON B11

Dear Reader: Fibrocystic breasts are fairly common, with more than half of all women experiencing fibrocystic changes within their lifetimes.These changes involve the development of cysts, the overgrowth of cells lining the milk ducts (hyperplasia) or the milk-producing tissues (lobules), scar-like tissue (fibrosis) and enlarged breast lobules. These changes are normal and most often occur in women between ages 20 and 50. Postmenopausal women rarely experience these changes unless they are on hormone therapy. Symptoms include breast lumps, pain or tenderness, areas of thickening, fluctuating lump size, increasing pain or “lumpiness” from ovulation until just before menstruation and green or dark brown non-bloody nipple discharge. Women with absent or minor symptoms do not require treatment. Severe pain or large cysts may necessitate therapy. Aspirating cysts is beneficial. The fluid confirms that the lump is a cyst and not a tumor. It essentially removes the lesion and often reduces the pain. If a cyst continues to return after aspiration, surgical TURN TO SECOND OPINION ON B11

Retired teachers support students COAST CITIES — California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Foundation, Inc. of North San Diego County, comprised of Palomar Division 63, North San Diego County Division 45 and Avocado Division 81, join together in an effort to provide scholarships for deserving future teachers graduating from North San Diego County high schools. The scholarships are available for students who wish to attend Cal State San Marcos, MiraCosta Community College, and Palomar Community Collage. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, scholastic record, community service, work experience, a personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to students attending the junior colleges; those attending Cal State receive $1,500. Applications have been delivered personally by foundation members to all North County high TURN TO STUDENTS ON B10

City tries to develop transit site By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Council members took the first step in a renewed interest to develop the train station site on North Cedros Avenue, authorizing a memorandum of understanding between the city, its redevelopment agency and the landowner, North County Transit District, at the Jan. 12 meeting. The city has been discussing projects for the 5.6acre lot for more than two decades. A $72 million development that had been in the works for seven years was terminated in late 2008 after council members determined the mixed-use project wasn’t compatible with the city’s general plan. Since then NCTD senior

management has been replaced and the new administration has been in discussions with city staff members and ad hoc council members Lesa Heebner and Mike Nichols. According to a staff report, both parties agree they should work together to create a transit-oriented, mixed-use project that will benefit NCTD by increasing ridership and revenue and the city by increasing revenue opportunities and enhancing the community. A $2.5 million grant earmarked for an onsite parking structure could expire and be reallocated if a project is not eventually approved.The city lost a $6 million grant from the state Department of Transportation when the

2008 project did not move forward. The MOU proposes the city and NCTD work cooperatively to address key elements of a transit-oriented development that include project planning and design, developing concepts that balance community interests and character, land use, economics and providing ongoing revenue for both parties. The agreement expires in December 2011, but automatically renews for sixmonth intervals unless either side chooses to opt out.There is a 60-day out clause. Federal authorities have assured NCTD that if progress, such as an MOU, is shown for a potential project, TURN TO SITE ON B9

Bus fares drop, service hours rise OCEANSIDE — As of Jan. 20, the North County Transit District is implementing a package of service changes that may give San Diego County residents and visitors more reasons to ride in 2011. NCTD will reduce fares for Coaster trains and Breeze buses, while extending Sprinter light rail service hours with late-night trains on weekends. While the added Sprinter service hours will be permanent, the promotional Coaster and Breeze fare reductions will last for a period of one year. During this period NCTD hopes to increase transit ridership by 5 percent over a span of 18 months. The Coaster will offer: — One-way ticket: Price

drops between $1 and $1.50, depending on zones. For instance, a ticket from Oceanside to Solana Beach costs $4, down from the current $5.50. — Monthly passes: Price drops between $17 and $34, depending on the zones. For instance, a pass from Oceanside to Sorrento Valley costs $150, down from $170. Prices also drop for youth and seniors. — Pricing zones: Consolidate from four to three, creating a better value for each ticket. The Sprinter will offer: — Weekday service hours: Two extra evening trains will leave Escondido Monday through Thursday. The last train will leave Escondido at 8:33 p.m. — Friday and Saturday

night service: Late-night trains will be added. The last trains will leave Oceanside at 11:33 p.m. and arrive in Escondido at 12:26 a.m. The Breeze will offer: — Single-ride tickets: Price drops from $2 to $1.75. For seniors and customers who are disabled or on Medicare, the price drops from $1 to 75 cents. Customers are reminded they will need exact change when boarding buses. — Bus routes: NCTD planners are in the midst of an extensive study meant to make routes more efficient based on where customers want to go. After reviewing community input, planners could implement the improved service plan this summer.

Plans in place for benefit tourney Canyon Crest Academy places second in national math contest RANCHO SANTA FE — The 18th annual Golf Classic, in support of the ongoing programs of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, will take place at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club at noon Jan. 31, 5827 Via de la Cumbre. The day will include pre-tournament games and fun, on-course games and food, and an after-party at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club featuring food stations and the conclusion of TURN TO TOURNEY ON B10



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CARMEL VALLEY — Canyon Crest Academy brought home a silver medal in the 2010 Ciphering Time Trials, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing. Several of Canyon Crest Academy’s students received individual awards, helping their team to its winning spot among the top schools in the country. In the ninth-grade division, Brandon Zeng placed second, Eric Chen was third, Paolo Gentili placed fourth, Catherine Wu

was fifth, and Oliver Ren finished in 11th place. Thomas Swayze placed second in the 10th-grade division, while in the 12thgrade division Marco Gentili placed sixth. In the 11thgrade division, Henry Maltby placed first, Raymond Wu was 13th, and Anthony Tokman placed 21st. Canyon Crest Academy’s mathletes will be participating in National Assessment & Testing’s next contest, the 2011 Four-by-Four Competition on Feb. 3, which offers a very similar contest

Hospital auxiliary ready to swing back to the ’60s CARMEL VALLEY — Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s Carmel Valley Unit presents this year’s fundraising event at 6 p.m. March 25 in the Ballroom at The Prado in Balboa Park and will benefit the Hospital’s Autism Discovery Institute. Get ready to swing to the sounds of the ’60s with Dean, Frank and Sammy in a Vegas-style tribute to the Rat Pack.

According to event cochairs Marilyn Nolen and Romie Martin, the group’s goal is to ensure a truly memorable experience that combines philanthropy and fun for all in attendance. Tickets are $175 per guest this year. Tables of 10 with reserved seating are $2,500. For an invitation, visit or call (858) TURN TO BACK ON B10

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Aide takes stand in school shooting By Shelli DeRobertis

VISTA — A school aide was the first witness to testify in court about how she heard popping noises and saw a man with a crazed look on his face chase children on the playground at Kelly Elementary School while he held a gas can in one hand and aimed an object in the other. Brendan O’Rourke, 41, focused his attention on a notepad of paper that was on his lap while the testimony began Jan. 18 in the state case charging him with seven counts of premeditated attempted murder and seven counts of assault with a firearm for the Oct. 8, 2010, shooting at the Carlsbad elementary school. He faces 103 years to life in prison, if convicted. Lysette Cox spoke in crisp words as she answered to questions from the prosecutor. “I heard three popping noises like a firecracker noise. I looked up to see where the noise was coming from. “I saw a gunman chasing after two of our children. I saw him run directly after two of our children, with something in his hand. I ran after him to help stop him from chasing after two of our children. I heard two more popping noises,” she said. Cox was working outdoors, and was on the blacktop supervising young children when the shooting began. She said that at the same time she heard the popping noise, she saw that two girls were standing next to each other, about 22 feet from the shooter.

The distance was determined by a tape measure used in court to attain the number of feet between two points of furniture that Cox had specified. “I heard one popping noise then an additional one. I said an expletive several times to get him to stop,” she said. The small girls were running from him. They were zigzagging, she said. The closest distance O’Rourke got to the girls was about 12 feet, Cox said. “He was pointing an object at one particular girl,” she said. After Cox yelled at the shooter and asked what he was doing and told him to stop — with curse words blended into her screams — she said that he turned away from the two children and headed toward her. He came within an armand-a-half length of Cox, she said, and he pointed a gun and clicked it at her chest. But the revolver jammed, said Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan at a previous court date when O’Rourke was arraigned. “He got all six shots out of the revolver. Thankfully, one of the casings didn’t come out,” Stephan had said. But he is accused of shooting his 357 Ruger revolver, which hit two girls, ages 6 and 7, and injured them each with throughand-through wounds on one arm, but not seriously injuring them. One of the girls injured by a bullet was one of whom Cox spoke about. Cox was asked if she TURN TO SHOOTING ON B10

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Garden Tickets available for Heart & Soul gala Club kicks off busy new year RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has planned two classes to launch the new year and challenge creative craft persons. Basket Weaving and Native American Storytelling will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Garden Club, 17025 Avenida De Acacias. In addition, will be “Decoupage with Diane Uke,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at the club. Cost for each class is $35 for members and $45 for guests. A third offering will start your new year off right, with “How to Organize your Life,” full of ideas to streamline both home and office. The class will be led by Brenda Martinson, personal assistant and business consultant, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Garden Club. It is free to club members TURN TO GARDEN ON B8

Spring Art Show calls for entries

COAST CITIES — North County Society of Fine Arts is sponsoring an open, juried Spring Art Show at the Poway Center for Performing Arts, with a winner’s award reception from 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 9. The submission deadlines for digital entries is March 15.All accepted works will be posted at by March 25. Take-in will from be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 1. Pick up for artwork will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 28. The art will be open for viewing Tuesdays through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be closed Sundays and Mondays. Entry forms and prospectus are on the web site at www. Type your entry form on the computer and e-mail it along with digital images to Printed entry form with the fees (checks made out to NCSFA) should be mailed to: NCSFA, 11059 Lopez Ridge Way, San Diego, CA, 92121. Note: illegible entry forms or improperly identified digital photos will not be accepted. For additional information, contact Emma Muzzy at There will be $1,025 in awards and prizes and the juror will be artist, teacher and graphics designer Chuck McPherson.

LA JOLLA — Tickets are now available for the annual Heart & Soul gala of Jewish Family Service of San Diego, set for 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla. All proceeds from the event benefit the programs of Jewish Family Service. For reservations and to discover patron opportunities, call (858) 637-3034 or visit The 2010 Heart & Soul Gala is chaired by Lisa Levine and Kate Kassar, with Auction Chairwomen Dawn Berson, Alysa Kaplan and Leslie Fastlicht Russo. This year’s theme, All You Need is Love, celebrates the accomplishments of Esther and Bud Fischer, Hand Up Youth Food Pantry and Military

Outreach Program; Robert Rubenstein, Rubenstein Family Scholarship; and Rebecca McInnis, Embracea-Family Holiday Program. Jewish Family Service supports more than 50 programs. When the effects of the economic crisis hit, honorees Esther and Bud Fischer wanted to help, especially struggling military families. Their generosity enabled the Hand Up Youth Food Pantry to greatly increase distribution at Camp Pendleton and Murphy Canyon Military Housing — more than 10,000 bags of food were provided to 1,200 families last year. Along with the expansion of case management and counseling, The Fischers have provided a safety net for the

brave members of our armed services. Honoree Rebecca McInnis lives by the concept of “pay it forward.” Searching the Internet for volunteer opportunities, she was drawn to the JFS Embrace-A-Family Program, which matches families in dire need with donors willing to help ensure a joyous holiday celebration by filling their wish lists. McInnis mobilized an army of volunteers which in 2010 embraced almost 100 families. She is inspired by the community’s response, especially among children who staged garage sales and did extra chores to donate. Honoree Robert Rubenstein inspires others

with his compassionate philanthropy. Concerned that families faced a difficult time in paying for higher education, Rubenstein established the Rubenstein Family Scholarship for recent high school graduates of the Jewish community who plan to attend college or vocational school. This program offers financial assistance to be used toward tuition, books, and supplies. More importantly, it ensures that deserving students are able to follow their dreams. Jewish Family Service was founded in 1918 by a consortium of women’s clubs who sought to address the myriad of human needs of the time. Learn more at

‘Romeo and Juliet’ bring romance to stage SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Ballet Company, under the leadership of co-directors Robin Sherertz-Morgan and Javier Velasco, celebrates its 2010-2011 season, with the performance of the classic “Romeo et Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev with an 8 p.m. performance Feb. 11 and Feb.

12, and a 2:30 p.m. performance Feb.12 and Feb. 13 at the Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza. It will be directed and choreographed by Javier Velasco. “Romeo et Juliet” will utilize a cast of 18 including Abby Avery, Matt Carney, Tiffany Koepke,

Askar Kettebekov, Elana Lewis, Tristan Loucado, Stephanie Maiorano, Noriko Maruzoe, Regan Nuchereno, Megan Lotz, Leila Gardner, Arielle Meads, Martin Perez, Vinnie Presbrey, Caitlyn Ross, Rachel Sebastian and Maxim Tchernychev. The ballet will be direct-

ed by Javier Velasco. For further information, call (619) 294-7378 or visit Tickets are $50 for preferred seating, $40 for general admission and $20 for a child or student. Call (619) 544-1000 or visit

Floral twist added to upcoming symphony LA JOLLA — The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will burst into bloom this season, as it premieres the Concerto for Florist & Orchestra plus Bartók and Prokofiev with guest artists Hannah Cho, violin and James DelPrince, floral

designer. Performances are set for 8 p.m. March 12 and 3 p.m. March 13 at the Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gillman Drive, on the campus of UCSD Steven Schick conducts a concert that stretches the

conception of the concerto. Hannah Cho is soloist in Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 for Violin, and the event concludes with Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. In between, a new concept — the premiere of Mark Applebaum’s Concerto for

Florist & Orchestra, featuring ornamental horticulturalist James DelPrince as soloist. There will be a free preconcert lecture one hour prior to curtain. Ticket prices are $15 to $29. Call (858) 5344637 or visit www.lajolla

Injured soldiers get back in the swing of things By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Thanks to a recent partnership with the Del Mar Golf Center, Tony Perez is able to help more combatinjured troops get back into the swing of things through Operation Game On. The program, created by the Rancho Santa Fe resident in 2008, is available to soldiers returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom who are severely physically and mentally injured and going through rehabilitation at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Participating troops receive 10 one-hour golf lessons from PGA-certified instructors followed by a professional fitting session by Jim Flick and the staff at The Kingdom at TaylorMade Golf. With funds raised by Operation Game On they also receive golf equipment that includes custom-fitted TaylorMade clubs,bags,Adidas shoes, gloves and balls, as well as playing opportunities throughout the county. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors such as The Nice Guys of San Diego, which donated more than $18,000 for the purchase of discounted TaylorMade clubs, the program is available at no cost to the soldiers, hospital or military. Perez is no stranger to the sport. Both his sons, Pat and

Mike, are professional golfers. In addition to playing the game, he has also served as the announcer for the Buick Invitational for 21 years. While working the Torrey Pines Golf Course event in 2008, Perez, a Vietnam veteran, asked if combat-injured troops could help announce. “The PGA tour gave their blessing because that’s the first

time that’s ever been done,” he said. “After their announcements we went to lunch and it turns out they were avid golfers prior to their call of duty. One gentleman was a double amputee,two had lost a leg and another lost his right arm from the elbow down.” Perez made a few phone calls. TaylorMade “stepped up,” he said, Flick donated his

IN THE SWING A combat-injured soldier takes a practice swing during a lesson as part of Operation Game On, a program established by Rancho Santa Fe resident Tony Perez. In a video created by TaylorMade, which donates to the program and provides discounted equipment, one double amputee joked that when he lost his legs, he also lost his slice, but he wouldn’t recommend that for improving one's game. Courtesy photo

time and Operation Game On was a go. The program, which initially offered six weeks of lessons, started with those four soldiers at the Balboa Park Golf Course because of its proximity to the medical center. Since moving to Del Mar, Perez has been able to expand the program to 10 to 15 troops and offer advanced classes. Matthew Clay, general manager of the Del Mar Golf Center, which is operated by the 22nd District Agricultural Association, said he was proud to have the facility used “to help the troops that put their lives on the line for us.” Perez said program participants are mostly men between 20 and 25 years old. “They’re so young,” he said. “And to see them just being able to walk, to swing — this is a lot more than just teaching golf. We’re giving these kids an opportunity to gain their confidence and get back into society.” He said about 95 percent of the participants are firsttime golfers. “At first they’re reluctant,” Perez said.“A lot of these troops don’t know each other. But once they start playing, the more we go on, the more camaraderie is established and then TURN TO SWING ON B9

Pala Casino celebrates 10 years

PALA — Pala Casino Spa & Resort will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a series of events and promotions throughout 2011. The precise anniversary date is April 3. But, the celebration has begun with the introduction of Pala’s 10thanniversary logo and the start of the $1.5 Million Giveaway promotion. The $1.5 Million Giveaway, which will run until Oct. 23, will offer players the opportunity to share $150,000 in cash each month for 10 months. The resort, owned by the Pala Band of Mission Indians, opened its doors to the public at 10 p.m. April 3, 2001. The initial $115 million project offered players 2,000 slot machines and 50 table games, six restaurants, a high-limit gaming lounge, two live entertainment lounges, a bus lounge, the Impulse gift shop and its 21,000 square-foot Events Center for live entertainment and banquets. The original property also included a 1,500-space multi-level parking garage and 1,500 surface parking spaces. About a year after the grand opening, work began on the hotel tower and additional expansion amenities. The 10-story, 507-room hotel opened Aug. 19, 2003. Included in the $130 million expansion were Pala’s 10,000-square-foot spa, Mama’s Cucina Italiana restaurant, the swimming pool cabanas, Jacuzzis and the Pool Café, meeting and convention space and the business center. The TURN TO PALA ON B9

Concert features Dawn of Midi LA JOLLA — Dawn of Midi will be performing a concert presented by The Federation of Indian Associations San Diego at The Neurosciences Institute La Jolla at 6 p.m. Feb. 23. The concert will include a reception, with appetizers and dinner provided by Kc’s Tandoor. Dawn of Midi includes Indian, and native San Diegan, contrabassist Aakaash Israni, Pakistani percussionist Qasim Naqvi and Moroccan pianist Amino Belyamani. The trio released a debut album “Accretions” in March of 2010. For tickets, contact Hamid Daudani at (858) 279–5677 or Israni at (760) 635-7603.



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Diego a land of confusion for medical marijuana patients, collective owners and law enforcement agents. In 2008, Attorney General Edmund Brown Jr. issued a set of guidelines relating to medical marijuana in California, which included information regarding collectives and cooperatives; however, while a step in the right direction, the regulations surrounding collectives are still not clear-cut. For example, the report stated, “Although medical marijuana ‘dispensaries’ have been operating in California for years, dispensaries, as such, are not recognized under law … dispensaries that merely require patients to complete a form summarily designating the business owner as their primary caregiver — and then offering marijuana in exchange for cash ‘donations’ — are likely unlawful.” However, the guidelines also state that the attorney general recognizes that “a properly organized and operated collective or cooperative that dispenses medical marijuana through a storefront may be lawful under California law,” as long as the collective either incorporates with the state and conducts its business for the mutual benefit of its members, or is an organization that “facilitates the collaborative efforts of patients and caregiver members — including the allocation of costs and revenues … it should only provide a means for facilitating or coordinating transactions between members.” At a recent rally in support of James Stacy, retired Superior Court Judge Jim Gray chastised California for not setting up concrete regulations for Proposition 215. “I really could issue an indictment, if I could on Sacramento,” Gray told the audience at the rally. “The police don’t know

KENT HORNER Local Roots digging and moving large specimen trees like the Canary Island Date Palm or an Oak tree. Usually the rootball will hold together nicely during transplant but more importantly, the roots of these large specimen trees what’s legal or illegal or right or wrong; a lot of the medical marijuana dispensaries and the people don’t either,” added Gray, who is a proponent of California’s legalization of marijuana. “Absolute shame on these people.They should have followed the law and put in some form of procedures by now.” Authorities, including Assistant District Attorney Steve Walter and Assistant San Diego Sheriff Ed Prendergast, are also in favor of clarifying the Attorney General’s guidelines. “I think that would be great,” said Walter when asked about establishing more concrete regulations. “Either the legislature or the courts are going to have to step in and give some clarity to what is on the books now.” For now though, in Walter’s opinion, “a true collective” consists of a small group of people who have gotten together to collectively cultivate marijuana. “A lot of these stores, which is what they appear to be,are nothing more than retail marijuana stores, and you just go in fill out your forms, show them your recommendation, and then you can buy marijuana,” the attorney said.“The law allows you to collectively or cooperatively cultivate marijuana; it does not allow you to sell it.” Both Walters and Prendergast interpret the attorney general guidelines regarding collectives to be a group of patients who cultivate their own marijuana, and share the costs and duties of the process. “I understand some patients can’t contribute labor; however, when you have collectives with thousands of members and nobody knows each other,I’m not really sure that’s a closed-circuit collective in terms of what the intent was with,” Prendergast explained. Recently,Prendergast said cease and desist orders were sent out to collectives operating


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without proper documentation, such as permits or licenses, but he was quick to point out that authorities would issue these to any business in the county that was not complying with proper procedures, just not businesses relating to medical marijuana. Though, he conceded it might be beneficial for law enforcement agencies, as well as patients and collectives, if the law is rewritten. “People are struggling with this; law enforcement is struggling with this,” Prendergast said. “There is nothing that officers or deputies dislike more than the uncertainty of knowing what they can and can’t do in certain situations.” In June, county supervisors approved an ordinance to regulate dispensaries in unincorporated areas, but due to the upfront cost of the $20,000 processing fee to the sheriff’s department as well as sites that are undeveloped or not zoned properly for a non-industrial business, no collectives have been approved for the 20 sites available under the law. “They made the perfect ban; it’s a legal ordinance,” Davidovich said. In North County,city attorneys maintain they do not need a policy on collectives, in part because business permits are not granted for operations that do not comply with federal law.

However, Davidovich points to a recent appellate court ruling that nixes the excuse. He said his organization has sent out more than 100 notices to cities to inform them of that ruling. According to the decision in Qualified Patients Association vs. City of Anaheim, the court ruled, “the city may not justify its ordinance solely under federal law, nor in doing so invoke federal preemption of state law that may invalidate the city’s ordinance.” Currently, advocates of medical marijuana are working to set up an advisory committee with Oceanside City Council, which has a moratorium until May of this year on collectives in the city. In his experience, Davidovich explained that setting up regulations in cities helps to decrease crime, while bringing in money for the city.

The 51-year-old who receives kidney dialysis five days a week moved to North County several years ago from Nevada to be able to utilize

Filling a need? “Patients will have access,” Davidovich said. “If they shut down the dispensaries, they are going to force them to the delivery services, which will flourish. If they shut down the delivery services, they’re going to go back to the black market, which is what we don’t want.” Mike Giusti of Oceanside knows all about not having access.

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Giusti, a former president of the Mortgage Bankers Association,is hopeful his operation’s openness, focus on empowerment and members’ demographics — many of whom depend daily on medical cannabis to assist with their illness — will help change the “staunch” per— Eugene Davidovich spective of collecMEDICAL MARIJUANA ACTIVIST tives from local governments. medical cannabis collectives to “People want a better, eashelp with the nausea he gets ier access way, and that’s what from the chemicals in his treat- we are trying to provide them,” ments. “In California, I don’t Giusti said. have to worry about persecuOf course, not everyone tion because I’m sick,” Giusti agrees that delivery services said. “It’s bad enough just are legal under the attorney being sick.” Realizing North general guidelines for collecCounty lacked services for tives; the San Diego District medical marijuana patients, Attorney’s Office still deems Giusti opened up Mountain them illegal. “I don’t see basiHigh THC, an online medical cally a Pizza Hut model marijuana education center imposed on marijuana being a and delivery collective in collective or cooperative,” Oceanside, last April. Armed Walter said. with the appropriate documenDespite the continued tation, including a California opposition, much of what seller’s permit and a primary Giusti’s considers “posturing,” caregiver card as well as incor- he said he will remain a “conporating his business as a non- spirator” in the fight for safe profit mutual benefit corpora- access for medical marijuana tion, Guisti is looking to fight patients. the resistance toward medical “I believe that’s important cannabis in North County by and healthy, and I’m going to making his business and prac- do it no matter what until they tices transparent. take me away,” Giusti said.

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Planting work day brings scouts to park COAST CITIES — On Jan. 15, the Solana Ranch Service Unit Girls Scouts gathered at the city of Carlsbad’s Lake Calaveras Preserve for a special effort to make the park greener. The scouts planted many shrubs all around a section of the preserve to restore its conservation and healthy habitat. Why are these hardworking Girl Scouts doing this conservation movement? First, it will complete one step toward receiving the Silver Award, the second-highest award in Girl Scouting. In addition, is was not just for the award, but for nature. These scouts want to help the environment by planting a substantial number of shrubs

in a local park. “Planting these shrubs will help the community by bringing lots of oxygen to the atmosphere and therefore creating a healthier environment for both people and nature,” one scout from Troop 1106 of Rancho Santa Fe said. “It’s also fun, because I like helping nature,” another member added. The Girls Scouts were joined by members of the Carlsbad community who also care about their environment, and their community in the future. It will certainly be greener after this major conservation event. The scouts thanked the city of Carlsbad for all its support to the Girls Scouts and the environment.

PARK PICK-ME-UP Solana Ranch Service Unit Girls Scout members and leaders gathered Jan. 15 at Carlsbad’s Lake Calaveras Preserve for a special event at the park. The group from Girl Scout Troop 1106 of Rancho Santa Fe, including, back row, from left, Cindy McBurnett, CJ Warner, Gillian Chaffer, Lisa Komorocczy, Sabrina Turner, Avalon Chaffer, Erin McBurnett and Natalie Chaffer, with, middle row, from left, Phaedra Seidel, Lisa Watson, Megan Callihan, Gabby Thomas, Isabel Hermet, Linelle Warner, Nicolette Bahr and Cami Watson, and, front row, from left, Jaycie Roshala, Julie Roshala, Rachel Seidel, Allison Hesse plus Emily Stutts, not pictured, spent a day planting dozens of shrubs to add to the density of the park’s foliage. Courtesy photo



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BEAUTY EXPO Rancho Santa Fe’s annual Health & Beauty event is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo. Courtesy photo

Interactive health and beauty expo set at Inn RANCHO SANTA FE — Featuring an interactive expo and luncheon with health and beauty leaders, fitness experts, local spas, salons and boutiques, the annual Health & Beauty event is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo, sponsored by Ranch & Coast Magazine. Participants include Arbonne, Aviara Spa at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, physician Brenda Marshall, Del Mar Hat Co., Detour Salon & Boutique, Ezia Human Performance, Feel Beautiful, Jean Waters Fine Accessories, Maggie B, Nancy Alvarez, Beautiful Clothing And Accessories For A Beautiful Life, Quattra Via Aveda Salon, Spa & Inner Beauty Gallery, Schnetz Landscape, and Wink Optometry & Eyewear, Inc. In addition to the lunch, boutique shopping, an opportunity drawing and networking opportunities, the event will also feature a book-signing by Elizabeth Kaplan of The Pure Pantry,

who has recently authored a new cookbook, “Fresh from Elizabeth's Kitchen: Glutenfree & Allergy-free Recipes.” Proceeds from the opportunity drawing will benefit The Country Friends, which supports human care agencies with emphasis on those providing services to women, children, and the elderly, with the objective of “Helping People To Help Themselves.” Tickets are $45 and include entry into the event, lunch, one opportunity drawing ticket, and a goodie bag. Call (760) 942-2330, ext. 311 or purchase online at The menu for the event, by the Inn’s executive chef John Beriker will include asparagus and watercress soup (gluten free), cucumber and watercress wrapped in iceberg lettuce leaves, basil mayonnaise (gluten free), cucumber and watercress sandwiches on toasted whole-grain bread, basil mayonnaise, smoked salmon salad with lemon oil dressing (gluten free) and iced tea.



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the $2.5 million grant awill remain allocated for a transit parking structure on the site. No one addressed council during the public hearing, however, the city received emails from seven residents opposing the MOU. “This document needs more work to ensure that the city’s interests are protected,” wrote Bruce Berend. “If any lesson was learned from that (2008) ordeal it was that community involvement and support is needed for any significant steps involving that property.” Jack Hegenauer called consideration of the MOU “premature.” He said the agreement appeared to be “slapped together solely with the intent to capture a fleeting source of financing.” “The MOU seems to give away the farm even before the negotiations have begun,” he wrote. He said the document was “unnecessarily specific about certain details,” such as paid parking and mixed use, and “entirely silent on the quality and quantity of a key ingredient — community input.” “We obviously take all those concerns to heart,” City Manager David Ott said, noting that the MOU was revised several times, including three hours before the meeting after the e-mails were received. The approved version emphasizes that any development must be compatible with community character, Ott said. The language is also clearer on the roles and responsibilities of each party. Ott said his early discus-



JAN. 28, 2011 and suites, the expansion of the casino floor, the new Poker Room,a new High Limit Room, the Sushi Sake restaurant, the Promenade Deli, Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant and a new bus lounge. Coffee ‘N More was moved to the hotel lobby and became Café Amore,and a new 1,500-space West Garage was built. Pala will announce more 10th anniversary celebration events and promotions throughout the year. sions with the new NCTD management staff at times became a “history lesson.” “I went through to try to educate them on some of the issues,” Ott said. “I have to congratulate NCTD on this. “They realize this is something that they’ve got to work with the city and the community on,” he said. “It can’t be just something that you develop over in a vacuum somewhere and then come and say, ‘How do you like it?’ They really feel that they have to be engaged, of course with us, but also the community.” “This is a new NCTD and it has been a lot more pleasant experience working with them,” Mayor Lesa Heebner said. Although she acknowledged the city does want to secure the federal grant, “We did not want to save the money in an MOU that promises things that could be misinterpreted or that we didn’t want to have come back to us in the wrong way,” she said. “I’m comfortable with (the MOU).” Councilman Tom Campbell, who worked with NCTD several years ago on developing the site, said the previous mindset was, “We really don’t care what Solana Beach wants. We’re going to do whatever we want.” “It is really truly an amazing turnaround to finally see an agency respect a community,” Campbell said. As part of the consent calendar at the Jan. 12 meeting, council re-established the ad hoc committee of Heebner and Nichols. That committee was created in January 2009, re-established one year later and set to expire Jan. 13.



the jokes start with which branch of the military is the best. “In my book they’re all heroes,” he said. “This is about doing the right thing for what they’re doing for America,” he said. “There’s too many coming back like this. There’s more amputees that arrive. “Their minds are messed up. Their bodies are messed up,” Perez said.“But because of golf they focus on something a little bit different other than their injuries. We’ve had kids with post-traumatic stress disorder that have just changed dramatically. It’s incredible. “It’s very hard for these troops to realize what’s happened to them,” he said. “They’re very young. They’re

very active. They were trained to be warriors and now they have to settle for a different lifestyle. It takes a lot of courage to come and learn how to play golf. It’s not easy.” Perez said his most inspiring moment came after that lunch during the 2008 Buick Invitational. The guest announcers said they wanted to follow a golfer. Because their injuries made it difficult for them to walk the course, Perez got them admission to the 18th hole. “Tiger Woods was just coming up the fairway,” Perez said.Woods noticed the soldiers alongside the green. After he birdied the hole, he took the ball, autographed it and gave it to one of the warriors. “People were silent,” Perez said. “Typically, when Tiger leaves, everybody leaves. I’d say there were about 1,000

people around that green. “As Tiger left, nobody left until we turned around and were walking down the slope,” he said. “One guy reached over the ropes and said, ‘You guys are my heroes.’ And he started clapping. And then it got louder and louder and louder. I started crying, my friends started crying. Unbelievable. As soon as we got to the sidewalk, then everybody took off chasing Tiger.” Although it’s exciting to see an injured soldier hit the links, Perez said his greatest satisfaction has little to do with birdies or eagles. “My reward for success is when I get that hug and they don’t want to let go,” he said. For more information or to donate to Operation Game On, contact Perez at or (858) 832-1836.

GREENS DAY A combat-injured soldier gets ready to hit the links as part of Operation Game On, a program established by Rancho Santa Fe resident Tony Perez. Courtesy photo



only have one chance to be kids, with all the attending freedom from worry and work that allows. I believe firmly that there is fun to be had as a child that you can never, ever recapture later in life. You can always take up piano, advanced math or pursuit of a PhD as an adult, but staying up late sharing laughter with best girlfriends, grabbing a sled and hitting the fresh snow, building a potato gun with your buddy, or simply playing kick-the-can at twilight will never come again — not with the blissful, carefree enjoyment of childhood. This leads to an entire ongoing debate on how accomplished our children really need to be when they hit their 20s. I think you know where I stand, and there seems to be a growing number in my corner. And I absolutely applaud Chua for being willing to be her children’s mother, rather than their pal. Even the most relaxed parenting absolutely requires someone to make endless hard decisions and be the heavy on a regular basis. To all you Tiger or Kitty moms who are still in the midst of it, all I can say is bon chance and, above all, let them know you love them. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer lacking the proper ambition on behalf of her children, who turned out pretty well anyway.

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saw the suspect in the courtroom and she said “yes” and identified O’Rourke as the man sitting in the defendant seat who was wearing glasses. In continuing her testimony, Cox said that the shooter put down the gas can he had been holding in one hand, and reached in his pocket while an object was still in his other hand. She said the object was a fairly large gun with a round barrel. “I heard him state ‘F--AIG,’ to ‘kill Obama,’ and something about ‘Christians,’” she said. Several days after the shooting Cox said she was visited by the Secret

Service who questioned her about the things the suspect said. As the shooter was rambling about AIG, President Obama and Christians, Cox backed away as she saw he was reloading his gun. She told the kids to run. “As we were running, we were able to get the kids into three different classrooms,” she said. About 70 first- through third-graders were led to safety in room 10. Good Samaritans tackled the defendant until police arrived. Cox said she apologized to school officials for the words she had used during the melee. Cox gave her testimony

on Jan. 18 because she and her family are moving to England next week. So Cox’s court testimony came during a conditional exam, which Superior Court Judge Runston Maino said was similar to a deposition in a civil case. Her testimony was also videotaped but the judge said that does not mean it’s admissible in pre-trial or trial. Deputy Public Defender Kathleen Cannon questioned Cox and asked her if the defendant appeared to have a crazed look on his face. “Yes, he had a definite look on his face,” Cox said. “A crazed look?” Cannon asked. “Yes,” Cox said. “From my perspective.”

the program “Mad Men” and the music of that era. Guests are encouraged to dress in 461-0104. early ’60s cocktail attire. The theme for the sixth For more information annual Sounds of Hope for about Rady Children’s Children event was inspired by Hospital Auxiliary’s Carmel

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This process makes the nitrate form of nitrogen able to pass clear through the soils where it is readily taken up by the root system. Nitrates or nitrogen are truly the building blocks of life. Nitrates form the backbone of all amino acids, which in turn create the building blocks of protein which all organic forms (including you and me) are made from.

Chlorophyll is the key protein resulting from nitrogen absorption that ultimately controls the production of sugars and carbohydrates during photosynthesis so necessary to the engines of plant growth. Phosphorus, another constituent element, is very important in flower production and seed growth. It is an important building block in the production of nucleic acids found in RNA and DNA. The blueprints for cell growth and reproduction. Interestingly enough, the more nitrogen available with phosphorus the better the absorption of both ele-




nitrogen over all. Plants cannot readily uptake nitrogen unless it combines with oxygen or hydrogen in a process called nitrogen fixation. Soils bacteria fix the nitrogen gas into nitrate or N03. Nitrogen can also be fixed into another usable source, known as ammonium or NH4.



the all-day auction. This annual event is the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s second largest fundraiser, accounting for more than a third of the center’s fundraising budget. The tournament will begin at noon at the clubhouse.The cost to participate is $495 per player or $1,800 per foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Erin Leahey at (858) 756-2461, ext. 308 or e-mail eleahey Current auction items



schools. Students wishing to apply for a scholarship from the California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Foundation can obtain an application through the appropriate office in their high school. The deadline for applications is March 10. Retired teachers, mem-

ments by the plants. This is due to the increased subsequent root growth and physiological changes (especially during the warmer months) that favor the uptake of these two important elements.(This is why you fertilize typically in the third, sixth and ninth months of the year when temperatures are warmer.) Not much growth or absorption happens when it is cold and your nutrients are washed away by the winter rains. Potassium, the third most common constituent found on a triple 16 or triple 20 bag of chemical lawn fertilizer, is not converted into a

include: — Two three-day VIP passes to 2011 Cox Celebrity Championship, hosted by Drew Brees. — Two-night stay at Montage Deer Valley plus Jans ski rentals — A Tony Hawk-autographed skateboard — A Morgan Run Golf Membership Initiation Fee The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s mission is to enhance the spirit and benefits of community life in Rancho Santa Fe through programs, events and services of enrichment, recreation and outreach for all ages. For more information, visit bers of California Retired Teachers Association and the general public fund these scholarships. Tax-deductible donations may be made by check to Martha Bozulich, Treasurer, California Retired Teachers Association, Inc. of North County Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 1636, Valley Center, CA, 920821636.

plant structure or tissue. It is more of a facilitator of water or vascular operations element. Potassium also helps facilitate the movement of carbohydrates and sugars throughout the plant and is essential to the production of good fruits and grains. When you know your soils and plants requirements, you will grow a beautiful landscape. Kent Horner is a local landscape contractor and designer with 30 years of experience in all aspects of your garden. For information concerning your project or questions involving your surroundings, e-mail him at


removal may be appropriate. Pain is often treated with over-the-counter relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Oral contraceptives can ease the pain caused by menstrual cycles. Danazol is a prescription medication that can relieve severe breast pain by mimicking a male sex hormone; however, it can cause acne, excess body hair and more, thus limiting its use. Home remedies include a low-fat diet, avoiding caffeine, wearing a sports bra during exercise and while sleeping, and using a firm support bra (professionally fitted is best). Some women have found that taking one capsule of evening primrose oil up to three times a day can manage breast pain and other symptoms. Fibrocystic breast changes are not a risk factor for breast cancer; however, because some of the symptoms overlap, it is important to undergo testing to ensure that the lesions caused by the cysts or thickening are not, in fact, caused by cancer or a tumor.



continent twice in addition to trips to Holland, Brazil, Israel, Costa Rica and the Czech Republic. “When your child has an opportunity to go some place and learn, always take it as opposed to buying them things,” Beatrice Hines advised. “I’m just a repository for kudos that I get from others, I can’t take all the credit,” Beatrice Hines said. “He came into this world with a lot of good qualities. His natural leadership ability thrills



assessing the long-term implications of pension costs for fire and safety personnel. Brust and some council members said that would be difficult because the city cannot change existing contracts. Councilman Carl Hilliard said the Finance Committee has been addressing the issue. Council may recommend that group form a subcommittee to search for other options. They also talked about appointing a new committee to prioritize uses for the



that with sunny weather and extra promotion of the event, Saturday’s numbers would exceed the inaugural event’s attendance and fundraising efforts. “The foundation really expanded its outreach to all of North County this year because a lot of the families that have asked for support are also in Oceanside and Vista, not just Carlsbad,” volunteer Ray Pearson said. “This is a great event to be involved with.” According to the foundation’s website, more than 1,000 people participated in last year’s walkathon and raised more than $60,000 for families who need help with medical



JAN. 28, 2011 As you can plainly see from my answer, there are, in fact, several things you can do in an effort to relieve the pain you are experiencing. Either return to your physician and demand answers as to why he or she didn’t provide you with this information or request a referral to a gynecologist with experience in diagnosing and treating painful fibrocystic breasts. There is no reason for you to suffer from severe and near-debilitating pain when there are treatment options available that may help. Your doctor has dropped the ball. If you would like to learn more about your condition, the Mayo Clinic has an easy-tounderstand article online at ibrocystic-breasts/DS01070. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Managing Chronic Pain.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a selfaddressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at

me,” she said. “He has an ability to command respect, yet he’s not a domineering type.” “It seemed like something I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into,” David Hines said regarding his travels. “I would like to think I’m a natural networker,” he said. Being more aware I can connect my friends, connect my interests and I like the ability to connect my friends’ passions in order to pursue them on an international level.” At an early age David Hines has developed compassionate leadership qualities.

“All these experiences, these world issues don’t just exist on a screen or are talked about at a podium, they are tangible,” he said. “You can go out into the world and explore the issues.” “We think we have to go to formal conferences to debate and discuss diplomacy, when in reality, we can get involved right in our very own communities,” David Hines said. “I have ambitions to be a diplomat or an ambassador,” he said. “I feel passionately about leadership and about putting a face to diplomacy.”

Shores property. Brust will present the new recommendations to staff “to see what’s doable.” “Trying to complete the shores project, the fairgrounds proposal, City Hall and revitalization in the next two years would be the perfect storm,” she said. Brust will present a final list at a retreat scheduled for March 12. Completed projects include retiring the Shores debt, finalizing a lease with The Winston School, which is housed on that property, developing a model landscape

ordinance and creating a Tourism Business Improvement District to raise money to attract more visitors to the city. Also taken off the list were two projects that failed to garner resident support — utility undergrounding in the North Hills and Sunset neighborhoods and an ordinance that would have broadened the transient occupancy tax to include short-term vacation rentals. “We got a lot done in the last two years, which proves this process works,” Mosier said.

bills and living essentials. Carlsbad resident and cancer survivor Sam Reiser, 17, was a special guest at Saturday’s event. While he and his family were the beneficiaries of last year’s walkathon, Reiser was unable to attend because he was in the hospital undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “Attending this year is a privilege because a lot of these people were here last year to support me and they have come back again,” Reiser, a Carlsbad High School senior, said. “It’s not about the money raised, it’s about the support and love from everyone here.” Brad and Beth Thorp launched the nonprofit charitable organization in memory

of their son Mitchell, who passed away from an undiagnosed illness in 2008. The foundation’s board of directors selects North County families who are struggling as their children face life-threatening illnesses. Funds are used to cover travel expenses, medical equipment and childcare for siblings. Emotional support is also provided. “We were so humbled by what the community did for us when Mitchell was sick,” Beth Thorp said at a recent City Council workshop. “We would hate to have that feeling go away for others who need help.” For more information about the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, visit www.

Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 98year-old man. I have been reading your column and am getting tired of hearing about people having trouble with diarrhea. So I am writing to tell you and all these people the best remedy I learned about more than 70 years ago. Eat half of a 15-ounce can of blackberries when you get the first signs of diarrhea. That will cure it. This is not a scam, and I am not a blackberry salesman. I have used it many times in my life, and it has always worked. Dear Reader: And who could argue with a 98-yearold’s tried-and-true cure? I must admit I have neither purchased nor seen a can of blackberries. If they aren’t in season in my neck of the woods, they aren’t generally available unless from the freezer case at my local grocery. I was able to find some online, however. Diarrhea can be the result of a number of causes, including bacteria in food, viruses, parasites, ingesting an excessive amount of fruit or greasy foods, stress, food

poisoning and a great deal more. Home/folk remedies for prevention include a teaspoon of apple-cider vinegar mixed with a teaspoon of honey in water 30 minutes before each meal, bismuth subsalicylate taken following an attack, the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon in a glass of water up to four times a day, 6 ounces of red wine, psyllium capsules, bee pollen taken several times each day and — last but not least — several fresh or frozen blackberries.The whole berries can be substituted with blackberry juice, a shot of blackberry brandy or blackberry wine.To this list, we can now add your recommendation of a half can of blackberries. Thanks for the suggestion, which I failed to mention in earlier columns. To provide related information, I am sending you copies of my Health Reports

“Compelling Home Remedies” and “More Compelling Home Remedies.” Other readers who would like copies should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order for each report made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title(s) or print an order form off my website at

your fallen arches are to blame.The condition is permanent unless you undergo surgical correction. However, in the interim, you might consider padded shoe inserts; wearing more roomy, practical and comfortable footwear; medications such as OTC NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs); or taping your foot into a normal position.You can also use an ice pack when the pain is especially bad, or purchase bunion pads at your local pharmacy that will cushion the bony protrusion and Dear Dr. Gott: I have the lessen the pain. When all else beginning of a bunion. What fails, surgery may be necescan I do to prevent it? Could it sary. have anything to do with falling arches? Dear Reader: Bunions are commonly the result of tightfitting shoes (primarily highheeled ones), injury to the foot, arthritis and genetic influences. I do not believe

Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including "Live Longer, Live Better," "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet" and "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook," which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is



table that allowed us to delve into the history of nearly 200 types of music. Pick any one and you’ll get a written explanation while the music of that genre plays into your headphone. The whole exercise is unending; you just keep choosing and following the evolution of the music until someone drags you away. There also are many more exhibits to see before you leave the top floor. On the third floor, eight kiosks await to show you the production side of making a recording. Visitors can try their hands at all of the aspects of creating a hit song, and each step is coached by well known, Grammy-winning producers, engineers and recording artists. The touch screens allow you to become a background vocalist, an engineer and many other roles. But we got so involved in two of the booths that we never tried the others. You must visit the museum soon to catch the “Strange Kosmic Experience” exhibit that focuses on Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. My favorite artifact here is the psychedelically painted 1965 Porsche Cabriolet that belonged to Joplin. It’s difficult to imagine suffering depression and owning or driving such a car. On display through March 31 is the “John Lennon, Songwriter” exhibit, assembled by the former Beatle’s wife, Yoko Ono. She contacted Santelli to inquire whether the museum would like to exhibit Lennon’s personal effects and papers to mark the 40th anniversary of his death and the 70th of his birth. “She had heard good things about our museum and asked me to show her around,” Santelli said. “She said if we could come up with a unique approach to John Lennon to celebrate his birth and death, she would give us the objects. I came up with idea of looking at John from particular point of view — as one of the great songwriters of 20th century.” The exhibit includes guitars that belonged to Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly as well as Lennon; handwritten lyrics; early albums; the exBeatle’s typewriter; his British health system-issued glasses; rare video footage (including an excellent extended clip of

LIGHTS ON The 17-foot light table on the fourth floor of the Grammy Museum is an interactive exhibit on which visitors can learn the origins and hear samples of nearly 200 genres of music. Courtesy photo

Dick Cavett interviewing a 30year-old Lennon and more. Lest you think it’s all about rock ‘n’ roll, know that the museum features many genres of music and the people who made them great, including opera (you can’t miss Luciano Pavarotti’s commodious formal ensemble mounted on the wall), classical, jazz, blues, Latin, country — well, the list goes on. And there are interactive exhibits at every turn. Plan a minimum of two

hours and get ready to engage. The Grammy Museum is near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street and is part of the entertainment complex L.A. Live, across from the Staples Center. Park a block or two away for $5 to $7/day rates. For more information,visit E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at


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Reader AdvisReader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer “employment” but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it’s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.



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SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

MONTY by Jim Meddick

ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson


COW & BOY by Mark Leiknes

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Do whatever you can to constructively make your presence felt within your social sphere. Being part of the “good old boy” network could have a huge advantage for you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - You may discover that you are in a stronger position than you ever realized in a competitive, career-related situation. Once it becomes obvious to you, you can make the most of it. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Every once in a while our minds are sharper than usual, which is likely to be the case for you currently. You’ll have the ability to easily solve problems that others find insurmountable. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) There will be profit in the pipeline for you, so when you see a chance to do more than usual involving your work, don’t hesitate to take advantage of what is being offered. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) When it comes to people who are near and dear to your heart, there is nothing you wouldn’t do to make them happy. Coincidentally, what you want for them is also what they want for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Because you’re industrious and consistent, everything will have a way of working out to your ultimate advan-

tage. It behooves you to tackle things that usually give you a hard time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Now is the time to get on a situation that you’ve been avoiding because of the political overtones involved. Lady Luck will help you maneuver yourself through all the power plays. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - You’ll find yourself in a position where you should be able to resolve a complicated arrangement that has so far eluded your mitts. Don’t waste this opportunity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Both old and new friends will be willing to perform beneficial roles in your affairs should you need help.What one or more may do for you will strengthen all your alliances. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Give priority to any situation that has profitable possibilities, even in areas you’ve never explored. It is likely to be one of those rare times when you could make money blindfolded. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - There is no need to wait on others to approve or okay your plans. If what you have in mind holds promise, they will happily jump on board your bandwagon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It isn’t likely that you will be deprived of something that is justly due you. Those holding will easily relinquish anything to which you are truly entitled.


chefs, this is an exciting development in French cuisine. This style puts new, lighter twists on classic French dishes and invents some new ones altogether. Don’t hold Chef Moody to the contemporary French thing either as I’m sure he will be venturing off into different directions occasionally. As a sneak preview, here is a taste of what he can do in the kitchen. The first course was a roasted baby beet salad, yam and Rainier cherry puree, baby fennel, citrus, cinnamon and lavender. I will admit I was never a big beet fan but I am now. Enough said. Second course was butter poached lobster, leeks, tarragon lobster oil, onion froth, beet chip, and fennel jam. Sounds wonderful right? Yep, that it was. We finished up with a third course spiced petite fillet, spinach avocado puree, crispy truffle spaetzle and a Guinness gastrique. The petite fillet mignon was prepared sous vide style, vacuum sealed and cooked in a water bath at 125 degrees for 1 hour then seared at 350 degrees using induction burner in grapeseed oil until well-browned then seasoned with salt and Chef Moody’s spice mix, which contains chipotle, ancho chili, coffee, ginger, clove and cinnamon. A cutting-edge preparation for sure and it worked on every level. So this is the deal, the changing menu will be a fivecourse, prix fixe for $55 without wine and $70 with wine. Desserts will also be made on premise by Chef Moody. Reservations are strongly suggested but walk-ins are welcome and there will be a wine bar with small bites. Opening night is Feb. 3 and will feature a menu with beer pairings coordinated through Tap Hunter. Relate is only around from Feb. 3 to Feb. 26 on Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. then it’s gone. Make your reservation today at or call (858) 367.3709. It’s located at 1010 S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at



white socks. She also had a 6inch scar on her left knee. The 76 San Luis Rey Mission Expressway is situated parallel with Airport Road. The Oceanside Municipal Airport is also located at Airport Road, and is northeast of the ditch where the murder victim was found. Police are asking that anyone who may have been in the area, or saw the victim or any vehicles in the area during the night or early day hours of Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 1999, to please call the public information line at the Oceanside Police Department (760) 435-4900. A photo of the deceased can be found at oceanside



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and an alarm that sounds 8 seconds before the toast is done.

CR’S Ratings Top toaster ovens deliver consistent baking, broiling, and toasting. The best toasters brown evenly, from light to dark, with almost every batch. Among CR’s recommended toaster ovens are the Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL, $250; the Breville BOV650XL, $180; the Oster TSSTTVMNDG, $80, a CR Best Buy; and the T-Fal Avante Elite OT8085002, $120. All toast as evenly as some top-scor-

ing toasters while also baking and broiling well. If toasting is less important, CR recommends the DeLonghi DO1279, $130. For toasters, recommended models include the Cuisinart CPT-170, $70; the Hamilton Beach Digital 22502, $35, a CR Best Buy; the Proctor Silex Cool Touch 22203, $15, a CR Best Buy; and the Oster Inspire 6329, $35. All ably deliver batch after batch of uniformly toasted slices.

How to choose Here’s what else to keep in mind: — Toasting times depend on volume. Even the fastest toaster ovens take twice as long as toast-

ers. But if you’re toasting for a crowd, an oven with a six-slice capacity can quickly make up for lost time. Four-slice toasters combine the best of both worlds. — Convection doesn’t pay.There’s little proof from CR’s tests that this fan-driven technology enhances baking performance, probably because air circulation is less of a factor in a small oven. — Size can be deceiving. Some of the toaster ovens with the biggest dimensions couldn’t fit six slices of toast. If you plan to cook frozen pizza, make sure the rack is at least 12 inches deep. Look for variable or extra-wide slots in toasters.



bottle lasts a long time. — Coleen S., e-mail — Refill smaller containers: Instead of buying individual 16.9- or 20-oz. bottled soft drinks, I buy 2 liters when they are on sale and refill the smaller bottles. If you drink a lot, like I do, it doesn’t go flat before it’s used. I can buy 2 liters on sale (four for $5 each) and fill 16 smaller bottles — Luanne B., e-mail — Second use for clothespins: I’ve been using them for years in the kitchen to close up plastic bags. I can’t stand the little metalcoated plastic ties or plastic, square tabs that come on bread bags, bagel bags, etc.

As soon as I open the bag for the first time, out comes the wooden clothespin, which I use on the bag from then on. It’s so much faster opening and closing the bag not having to twist that little twistie open and shut each time. I’ve also used them to clip a plastic tablecloth to a plastic outdoor table when it’s very windy outside and we’re trying to have an outdoor picnic lunch. —Mary D., e-mail

Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (, a Web site that offers practical, money-saving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or e-mail



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